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Age Concern Hampshire

Age Concern Hampshire is an independent Charity working across the county to promote independent living to over-50. They provide access to a range of services to support the needs identified by older people and ensure access to information is readily available. They have activity hubs across the Basingstoke and Deane area, which are a great places to meet new people as well as keep active with weekly activities. For information please visit their website.

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Bhliveactive Exercise Referral

Bhliveactive

The aim of this scheme is to increase physical activity levels, improve physical and mental wellbeing as well as better manage living with a medical condition which can often make keeping active challenging. The Exercise Referral Scheme is a personalised 12-week programme offering discounted indoor and outdoor activities to help support individuals to slowly build up their movement and encourages simple healthier lifestyle choices. The scheme is available at the Pyramids and the Mountbatten Bhliveactive sites. If you’d like to give it a go, ask your GP, Consultant or nurse for a referral form.

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East Hampshire Walking for Health

Walking for Health

Short, safe and sociable walks ideal for people wanting to increase their physical activity levels. Suitable for people of all abilities (walks are graded for length and difficulty) it’s a great way to improve your health and wellbeing as well as meet new people. All walks are led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders who are there to offer information and support on the walk.

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Energise Me

Active Partnerships

Part of the national network of Active Partnerships across England, Energise Me exists to beat inactivity and to help people get moving by using the power of physical activity and sport to transform lives. Evidence shows that even just a small amount of regular physical activity or sport can make a significant difference to one’s health and wellbeing. Working collaboratively with partners across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to create the conditions for an active Hampshire, Energise Me successfully brings local communities together to tackle the everyday issue of inactivity and sedentary lifestyles. For more information and how to get involved in activities near you, go to the Getting Active category.

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Hart Health Walks

Walking for Health

Hart Heath Walks offers a great opportunity for people to exercise gently in a social setting. Pre-registration is required, but all walks are free to attend and last for between 30 and 60 minutes, depending upon ability. Every effort is made to ensure that walks are Covid-19 safe and compliant, which means that currently each walk is limited to one Walk Leader and nine walkers. Each walker is responsible for their own safe conduct. We offer a pre-booking system, please see our website for further information or contact the Walk Co-ordinator directly.

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Havant Walking to Health

Havant Walking for Health provides short, safe and sociable walks in your local area. The walks are free to attend and suitable for people of all abilities, from beginners to more experienced walkers (progression walks). It’s a great way to improve your health and wellbeing and meet new people. The walks are ideal for people who would like to improve their health by increasing their physical activity levels and discover the beautiful countryside and scenery the local area has to offer. All walks are led by trained walk leaders who are there to offer information and support on the walk. The walks are graded for length and difficulty.

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My Journey Health Walks

Walking for Health

An initiative aimed at making it easier to get around Southampton, the programme offers a number of activities including free health walks across the city. A great way to get active, socialise as well as meet new people, simply visit the website for more information regarding days/times and other details.

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Portsmouth Health Walks

Walking for Health

Led by trained volunteer walk leaders, Portsmouth Healthy Walks have 18 different walks to choose from and are designed for all levels of ability, including a few that are a maximum of 30 minutes duration and aimed at those who prefer a slower pace and shorter distance. Walking routes also include a mixture of urban and rural areas across Portsmouth, offering a great way to improve fitness as well as make new friends. Many of the walks are also wheelchair and buggy friendly and there is an opportunity to buy refreshments at the end of each walk, so ensure you bring along some cash for a cuppa. All walks are free and everyone is welcome to join in. Comfortable clothing, suitable footwear and a drink is essential for each walk. All walks can be viewed online or a printed programme is available on request.

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Steady and Strong

Hampshire County Council

Steady and Strong classes are designed to help people over 65 to improve strength and balance, helping you to live independently for longer. For more details, please visit the website.

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