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. 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.

Riverside – Exercise Class for All Ages

A FREE exercise class, suitable for people of all ages and can be done both seated and standing. They meet every Tuesday, 2pm-3pm in The Myra Harris Community Room on Brickhouse Lane, and provide refreshments for the attendees. A fantastic and productive way to spend a Tuesday afternoon.

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