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Would you like to find out more about the exercise and activity sessions run by Age UK Somerset?

Our Ageing Well team runs sessions specifically for older adults all across Somerset and North Somerset. 




What's going on in Somerset...


We run lots of different sessions including gentle chair based exercise, Movement to Music, Flexercise,  Keep fit classes, Tai Chi, Ping Pong, Yoga and Tea Dances.


Let Maudie tell you what an Ageing Well session is like:




Click here for our latest booklet showing all our Somerset classes
(except some private Flexercise sessions)

Click here for our latest booklet showing sessions in North Somerset (both Age UK Somerset classes & others)


Mature Movers

Mondays, 2.30-3.30pm, Martock Parish Hall, Church Street, Martock, TA12 6JL

Thursdays, 10.30-11.30am, The Guildhall, Fore Street, Chard, TA20 1PP


More information on some of our classes:


Fly fishing

Regular courses are run.  If you would like to find out more or put your name on the list for the next course please call Di.



A fun chair-based activity session run by trained volunteers usually in sheltered housing common rooms, active living centres and other places where older people meet.


Tai Chi

An ancient Chinese martial art which places an emphasis on breathing and the mental component of training, rather than on vigorous body movements, thus making it suitable for people of all ages. Research has shown that older people who take part in Tai Chi can reduce their risk of falling by up to 30% and improve their balance, posture and co-ordination in addition to strengthening joints and muscles, improving fitness and helps to aid relaxation.



Yoga combines breathing, relaxation and physical exercises to balance the mind. It also helps to improve flexibility and can aid posture by teaching relaxation of the neck, shoulders and back. It will help you to feel less stressed and will help with your flexibility and co-ordination.

The instructor can adapt the postures for either the floor or chair to suit individual needs and abilities. No previous experience is required nor do you have to be fit already as the stretches are gentle and involve posture and breathing


Tea Dance

An afternoon of dancing, socialising and fun in Wellington.  A dance instructor provides the music, leads the dancing and offers tuition to those that would like it. You don't need to come with a partner, and tea and biscuits are provided.  Come along and join in!


Keep fit classes

We offer a variety of different keep fit/exercise classes throughout the county but they all have several things in common – you will receive a friendly welcome, the sessions will be lively and fun and can help with your flexibility, co-ordination and balance. 


For more information contact the Ageing Well team at Age UK Somerset on 01823 345626.





Why do we need ‘Ageing Well’?  


By encouraging older people to have a healthy lifestyle, Ageing Well aims to improve the quality of these extra years, ensuring that adding years to life also means adding life to years!


We run a variety of sessions - some gentle, some more active.  The sessions are good for improving balance, flexibility, co-ordination and strength. 


Just turn up, pay as you go and meet like-minded people while you exercise.  The sessions all place an emphasis on fun and many new friendships are formed.


For further information, or if there are any other sessions which you think may be suitable for the over 50’s, please contact the Ageing Well team by telephone 01823 345626 or email





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