Activities for Older Adults
It's really important to exercise and stay physically active as you get older. Exercise can lower your risk of developing a variety of health conditions, including heart disease and dementia.
It can also help to reduce your risk of falls. No matter what your age or health condition, there are plenty of ways to add more physical movement to your life. It’s never too late for exercise to have a positive effect.
Take a look at our activities for older people.
Get fit and make friends with our social sessions at quieter periods of the day.
There are a range of activities to choose from including gym workouts and fitness classes such as aqua, silver circuits and silver aerobics, swimming and badminton (badminton only available at Concord Sports Centre and Ponds Forge).
Active lifestyles is available Monday - Friday between 9.00am - 3.30pm at:
- Concord Sports Centre
- Hillsborough Leisure Centre
- EIS Sheffield
- Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
There's no need to book in advance for these sessions. Simply turn up on the day and speak to our friendly reception team.
Sessions are run by Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme Coaches.
Walking Football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game designed to help people keep an active lifestyle irrespective of their age, as well as getting those back playing football who perhaps had to stop due to injuries, so if you thought your footballing days were over, then think again!
Tuesday 1.30pm - 2.30pm at Concord Sports Cenrte.
Walking Football costs £2.00
Simply turn up on the day to join in these sessions. If you would like any further information about our walking football sessions you can contact us here.
At Sheffield City Trust we offer a variety of swimming sessions to suit swimmers of all abilities.
Social Swim - Enjoy a relaxing swim with background music, where you can set your own pace without the restrictions of lanes. Sessions are for adults only. Available at Ponds Forge.
Accessible Swim - A dedicated, quieter session for swimmers who may require a little extra help or have additional needs. Available at Ponds Forge and Hillsborough Leisure Centre.
Dementia Friendly Swimming - A dedicated, quieter swimming experience for those living with dementia, along with their carers. Available at Ponds Forge.
Mobility Swim - A dedicated, quieter session for swimmers who may be recovering from injury or looking to improve their mobility. Available at Ponds Forge.
Ladies Only - Relax with a session for females only. Children under the age of 5 may attend these sessions. Available at Concord Sports Centre, Heeley Pool and Ponds Forge.
Our swimming sessions are very popular and so we advise all swimmers to book in advance to guarantee access to the session.
Our swimming sessions are £3.85 per session.
Swim for fun or for fitness at our public and lane swimming sessions at 7 swimming pools across Sheffield.Find Out More
Golf is great social sport to play and stay in touch with friends, while keeping moving and leading a healthier lifestyle.Find Out More