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Age UK County Durham

A local independent charity, working towards improving the wellbeing of all older people living in County Durham and to make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. Offering activities and events including information and advice and befriending, they also deliver a variety of exercise classes such as Tai Chi, Exercise to Music and Gentle Seated Exercise among others. To find out more, please visit their website.

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Age UK Darlington

Age UK North Yorkshire and Darlington

Part of Age UK North Yorkshire and Darlington, Age UK Darlington strives to enhance the health and well-being of older people by promoting quality-assured activities, information and care services as well as ensuring that older people have the opportunity for choice and continued independence. Activates offered include Line Dancing, Sequence Dancing, Tai Chi, Yoga, Walks as well as Pulmonary Exercise Group (PEG) Sessions among others. To find out more, please visit their website.

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County Durham Sport

Active Partnership

An independent not-for-profit company funded by Sport England and other local partners, County Durham Sport is one of 43 Active Partnerships across England. Working to ensure sport and physical activity are developed in a co-ordinated and effective way across the county, they are passionate about encouraging local people to get active, get fit and to maintain a healthier lifestyle. To find out more, how to get involved and to search for physical activates and sports near you go to Club Finder within the Clubs category to find a sports club near you.

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Cycle Durham

Durham County Council

Looking to improve your physical fitness? Ready to take the first steps towards a healthier you? If so, Cycle Durham maybe the right programme for you. Cycle Durham offers a range of cycling opportunities across County Durham, including free weekly led cycle rides and Sofa to Cycle courses. These activities are suitable for adult cyclists who are able to ride a bike. If you don’t have a bike, don’t worry, Cycle Durham can lend you a bike and helmet free of charge for the duration of each session. Cycling is cheap, fun and easy to do so why not give it a go?

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Run Durham

Durham County Council

Looking to improve your physical fitness? Ready to take the first steps towards a healthier you? If so, Run Durham maybe the right programme for you. They offer free Get Run Ready and Couch to 5k running courses with safe risk assessed routes and provide information on recreational running opportunities across County Durham. Running is cheap, fun and easy to do so why not give it a go?

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Walk Durham

Durham County Council

Looking to improve your physical fitness? Ready to take the first steps towards a healthier you? If so, Walk Durham might be the right programme for you. Walk Durham offer a programme of short, guided walks delivered across County Durham. All are free and range from 30 – 90 minutes in duration. The walks are designed for people to make their first steps in improving their health and wellbeing or simply to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. A full timetable of walks can be viewed on the website.

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Ways to Wellbeing

Durham County Council

This programme aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their wellbeing by providing them access to opportunities that will allow them to meet new people, be more active and learn new skills. All of the activities are delivered by trained, experienced and friendly staff and volunteers.

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