People and communities Health and Wellbeing activities

Keeping mind and body active as we get older is important. We all need to think about our minds in the same way that we need to think about our bodies, especially in times of change. Being physically active helps with sleep and keeps our spirits up. It helps to keep us stronger and healthier, preventing health conditions from getting worse and helping to reduce the risks of falls and illness. 

Free swimming for the over 60s in Manchester Swimming in Manchester | Swimming in Manchester | Manchester City Council 

Age UK - health and wellbeing information from the UK's largest charity working with older people

Manchester Active has lots of activities aimed at adults, from fitness sessions to walking groups MCRactive - Get active in Manchester 

Find out about Manchester’s parks, open spaces and friends’ groups Parks, playgrounds, allotments and open spaces | Manchester City Council 

Buzz Manchester’s health and wellbeing service has lots of information, help and advice about keeping well and about local activities and groups Buzz Manchester | buzz Manchester Health and Wellbeing Service 

Creative Care Kits for Older People Creative care kits for older adults - Greater Manchester Combined Authority ( 

Mental wellbeing Older People | Shining a Light on Suicide 

See all the libraries that have a dedicated Age Friendly hour for older customers to get priority support and a friendly welcome.


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