Activities for Older Adults in West Bromwich 

Are you an older adult living in West Bromwich? Do you want to lead a healthier lifestyle?

We all know how important staying active is for our minds and bodies, especially as we get older. Regular exercise can strengthen our bones and muscles, relieve pain, and help us maintain a healthy weight. As well as this, the brain co-ordination and endorphin release keep our minds sharp and our mood lifted.  

Joining a club or trying out new activities are great ways to meet new people with similar interests. It has been widely documented that a vibrant social life, alongside exercise, are the key aspects to living a longer life. Psychologist Susan Pinker explains here how close personal relationships and face-to-face interaction could be the secret to living past 100.  

Just remember… exercise doesn’t have to be a chore! There are endless ways you can get your blood pumping whilst having fun. Or if exercise isn’t what you’re looking for theres plenty of opportunities to meet new people and learn new skills. to To help you out, we’ve listed some of these activities below, simply click the link of each activity to head straight to the website; 

Xpress Yourself Dance CIC – Keep Dancing West Bromwich

Come join Keep Dancing West Bromwich every Wednesday for just £2! Each month we learn 2 new dance styles, from ballet to freestyle, from paso doble to disco, so you’ll never get bored. Our dancers are extremely welcoming and always eager to meet new people who share their love of dance (whether you’ve been dancing all your life or have never even seen a dancefloor!).

Learning the dances is tremendous fun, but one of the best parts is having a laugh with the other dancers – you’ll quickly form bonds to last a lifetime! You can read some feedback from our dancers below.

The class is run in the West Bromwich Leisure Centre dance studio – a gorgeous, spacious studio in the heart of West Bromwich, with parking onsite and plenty of public transport routes nearby. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact admin@xpress-yourself.co.uk.

West Bromwich Leisure Centre – Free Swimming for Over 60s

West Bromwich Leisure Centre is offering free swimming for Sandwell residents over 60 everyday until 1pm. Simply visit the centre with proof you live in the Sandwell borough for some free exercise! There’s also a sauna and a steam room onsite – the perfect way to relax and unwind after a swim.

West Bromwich Albion FC – Walking Football

Parkinsons UK have partnered with The Albion Foundation to create an accessible way to enjoy football for locals suffering from Parkinsons disease. The sessions are held every Monday from 10.30am – noon at the WBA Community Sports Hall on Halfords Lane. You can click the link above to book your spot or find out more information.

The Albion Foundation also run a walking football session for those over 65, also every Monday 10.30am at The Wesley Community Centre. Spaces are completely free! You can click here for more details, or email paul.glover@albionfoundation.co.uk if you want to get involved.

Sandwell Aquatics Centre – Walking Netball

Sandwell Aquatics Centre runs walking netball classes every Monday, 10.30-11.30am. Players of all experience and abilities are welcome, and the sessions are only £3! You can book in advance, or just turn up and book at the centre. You can click the link above to find out more about the session.

Sandwell Aquatics Centre – Young at Heart 50 Plus

Sandwell Aquatics Centre also runs a keep fit class for over 50s – every Tuesday 11am-noon. Partnered with Active Sandwell to help residents over 50 to maintain a healthy active lifestyle, this class is slightly more strenuous than the above. So if you enjoy exercise but don’t want to risk pushing yourself too hard, here would be a great place to start.

Age Well – Exercise Class

Agewell run a number of weekly exercise classes around Sandwell for those over 60 looking to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle. From Pilates to Tai Chi, there are classes all through the week focusing on different exercises with varying benefits. You can check out the class schedule and find contact details here.

The Gap Centre – Adult Crafting Group

The Gap Centre on Hargate Lane in West Bromwich run an adult crafting group, every Tuesday between 11am – 2pm (term time only) and Wednesday evenings 6.30pm-8.30pm April-October. Providing a safe space to meet other creatives in the community, you can bring your own crafts or try your hand at diamond art, knitting or sewing. The cost is £3 per session or £5 for both sessions (with hot drinks and snacks included in the price!). You can contact Kirsty@thegaponline.org for more details.

Hallam Street Methodist Church – Chair Yoga

Running on friday mornings, 10-11am at The Methodist Church Hall on Hallam Street in West Bromwich, chair yoga is accessible for almost all bodies and abilities. Working on strengthening joints, breathing and meditation, this is a great way to help your body as it ages. You can email yoga@bryonymorrisyoga.co.uk if you would like further information

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