Alive and Kickin'

The Alive and Kickin’ project is funded by Comic Relief and aimed at those of you over 65 who want to contribute to your community by getting involved in running fun activities for YOUR own age group, and at the same time make new friends and improve your social life. It’s also an opportunity to get your voice heard in the development and delivery of new activities and services for the over 65’s across the Peaks and Dales.

Activities so far:

Park Pootles

Are you looking for a some safe, gentle exercise and friendly company? The park pootles take place weekly throughout the year on Wednesday afternoons and are a gentle stroll through Buxton Pavilion Gardens. We finish with a coffee and chat in a local café.  If you want to know whether the walks are for you or for more information about where we meet then please contact Connex and ask for Carol Townsend.

New Age Kurling

Based at Buxton Methodist Church, this fortnightly group meets to enjoy all the benefits of indoor curling without the ice.  Why not try it out – anyone can play no matter what your ability and it’s really fun to play!  You can also help us by getting involved in running sessions, delivering talks about the benefits of this fun activity and taking the sport out into the local community.

Art in the Church

Feeling creative or just want to give art and craft a try? This friendly group meets once a fortnight on a Tuesday afternoon at St Anne’s Catholic Church Community Centre. We are not all great artists we just give it a go-you’ll be amazed what you can achieve. Topics include, portraiture, pottery, collage and even digital art.

Coffee morning at the Lee Wood Hotel

A traditional coffee morning, once a fortnight on a Wednesday morning at the Lee Wood Hotel in Buxton. If you want to get out more, then do come along and enjoy the surroundings of this lovely hotel with good company and a cuppa and biscuits. We are always looking for more people to join us.

These are just a few of the activities we offer, but we’d like to hear from you if you have an idea for an activity group for over 65’s.  Come and get involved!

Activities for older people
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Services for older people