Physical activity and leisure

Active Communities Programme – Free Sport and Activity Taster Sessions
Description: Funded by Sport Northern Ireland and delivered by Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne Borough Councils, this programme aims to increase participation in sport and physical recreation, especially amongst under-represented groups including older people. Thanks to this investment they now have specialist coaches and activity leaders to deliver a range of activities including chair based aerobics, dance, boccia, and new age curling.
Contact Tel: 028 2563 8510

Craigyhill Senior Citizens Club
Description: The group offers a wide range of activities for older and less abled people living in the Larne area of Co Antrim. The project will help to reduce social isolation and improve the quality of life of older and less abled people through setting up an office and computer training room and taking members on various outings.
Location: St Anthony’s Community Hall, 40 Ballycraigy Road
Time: Tea and dance each Wednesday from 2-4 pm. Luncheon club each Thursday from 12.30-2.30 pm.
Contact Tel: 028 2826 0130

Helping Older People get Online and Stay Online
Provided by: Advice NI
Description: Supporting active engagement, this Big Lottery funded project aims to help older people get online through the use of tablets. This is being provided to Older People Living in Sheltered Accommodation over a period of 10-12 weeks and includes a benefit check. It has a specific focus on helping people access information about their rights and entitlements and is unique in that it utilises volunteers to empower elder people with their digital experience.
Contact Tel: 028 9064 5919

Linn Road Dance Club
Description: The club offers good company, good music and a good of tea.
Location: Linn Road Community Centre
Frequency: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8 pm.
Contact Tel: 028 2827 5583

Stepping Towards Enhanced Postural Stability (STEPS)
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: STEPS is a 16 week exercise and education programme. It is designed to help prevent falls and fractures, and promote independent living. The programme is available to adults over 55 years of age. General Practitioners and any trust health and social care professional can make referrals.
Location: Wilson House Day Centre
Contact Tel: 028 2586 3820

Page last updated:10 February 2017