Exercise for Elderly People
‘Since I started coming, my life’s taken on a new lease. I’m getting fitter and have met lots of great new people.’
We offer a walking and cycling group in our Sefton area.
Discover the joy of cycling with the “Chain Gang”
The Chain Gang is Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton’s cycling group. It’s a fun group which warmly welcomes new members, however you must be able to cycle 20+ miles as the Chain Gang usually cycles 20-30 miles each outing. If you can cycle this distance then we would love to meet you. If not, then get practicing, we’ll wait!
The route of the trip, possible hazards, weather warnings and general health & safety guidelines are discussed before setting off on the ride so everyone knows what to expect and if it is within their ability to complete the ride.
If there are more than twelve riders the group leaders split the riders into manageable groups of six. They have a front and back rider in each group to keep all riders under close observation.
The Chain Gang cycle rides are on the first and third Thursdays of every month.
If we’ve inspired you to dust of the wheels and come out with us; then for more information call us on 0151 330 5678
The Active Strollers
In Sefton, Merseyside and Lancashire we are fortunate to have some beautiful and interesting landscapes which provide fabulous walking opportunities. Our Active Strollers walking group makes full use of the wonderful local scenic opportunities for gentle walking. Walking as a group is a simple and enjoyable way to keep fit and healthy and to make friends.
A typical Active Strollers group walk will be about 3 miles long and will take about 90 minutes at a gentle pace. We do, however, recognise that not everyone can manage this distance so all walks feature a 30 minute (1 mile) option. All walks have at least two Walk
Leaders who have risk assessed the walks, know the terrain and the route, and can provide help for any of the walkers who experiences any difficulty. We also feature a coach trip and walk to places further afield a couple of times each year. Most walks finish with an optional lunch at a local pub or café where the group can continue to socialise; but you are welcome just to bring a packed lunch if you prefer. We aim to make our walks as accessible to as many older people as possible so we don’t do very challenging walks which require lots of hill climbing; the clue is in the name, this is a gentle stroll. None the less, to be safe on all walks we advise participants to wear boots or strong,laced shoes, to carry or wear adverse weather protective clothing and to carry a bottle of water and a piece of fruit or chocolate bar. If you are in any doubt as to whether this activity is suitable for you then please consult your GP in advance.
To find out more, to get the latest walk timetable or to book your place on a walk, please call 0151 330 5678. You can view the 2022 programme below:
Contact the Sefton office
Call us on 01704 542993.