Free Activities For Older People in Southwark

Developing fun and healthy lifestyles for older adults

With regular physical activity you will increase your chances of living a longer, healthier and more independent life. At least 30 minutes of activity, five or more days per week, can improve your overall health. This does not have to be all in one go and three slots of ten minutes throughout the day would be a great start.

Older adult’s exercise classes, what are they?

They are fun classes that include controlled exercises for the whole body, unless otherwise stated, using a chair for support. The classes are made up of exercises to strengthen your muscles and improve your joint mobility, balance, coordination and overall wellbeing.

Please see the older adult’s exercise class list below to see where your nearest session is taking place.

All the classes are free of charge so come along and try them out.

Interested but never been to anything like this before?

The groups are friendly and open to new members. However if you would like some extra support in joining the classes or generally becoming more active then help is available from our Silver Active Motivator Team. We have a team of trained volunteers who can help you become more active by helping build confidence and introducing people to new activities. If you or a friend or relative would like to take advantage of this service please contact Laura Harvey, details below.

When and where


Mondays, 11.30am to 12.30pm
at Age Concern, 95 Southwark Park Road SE16 3TY

Tuesdays, 1.00pm to 2.00pm
at Healthy Aging Cafe, Communal Room, Arundal Court, 82 Verney Road, SE16 3DB

Fridays 11.30am to 12.30pm
at Southwark Park Resource Centre, 345 Southwark Park Road, SE16 2JN

Borough and Bankside

Thursdays, 2pm to 3pm at Blackfriars Settlement 1-5 Rushworth Street, London, SE1 0RB

Thursdays, 11.00am to 12pm at Queensborough Community Centre, Scovell Road, SE1 1PX

Tuesdays, 11am to 12pm
at Welton Court, 2A Crofton Road SE5 8NB

Wednesdays, movement and dance class from 6pm to 7pm
at Jessie Duffet Hall, Wyndham Road, SE5 0UB

Wednesdays, tennis session from 5.30pm to 6.30pm
at Burgess Park Tennis Courts
Thursdays, 10am to 11am
at Lomond House, 50 Camberwell Grove SE5 7AL

Fridays, circuits based class from 11am to 12pm
at Denmark Hill Community Centre, Blanchedowne Road, SE5 8HL


Mondays, some standing aerobic exercise, some chair based. 1.15pm to 2.15pm
at St Faiths Community and Youth Association, St Faiths Centre, Red Post Hill SE24 9JQ

Tuesdays, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
at Bew Court, 2A Lordship Lane Estate

Wednesday (every other), 10am to 12noon. Pioneer All Stars Group
at East Dulwich Community Centre, 46-64 Darrell Road, SE22. For more information contact Catherine at the Pioneer African Caribbean Group on 07958 371122
Nunhead and Peckham Rye

Tuesdays, 7pm to 8pm
at Cossall and Brimmington Estate, part of Well London, contact John Summers 020 7343 1757

Wednesdays, 3pm to 4pm
at Jack Jones, 12 Reedham Street SE15 4PH

Fridays, 2pm to 3pm
at Southwark Asian Centre, off Nigel Road, Peckham Rye SE15 4NU


Tuesdays, 11.30am to 12.30pm
at Anchor Homes, Waterside House, 40 Sumner Road SE15 6LA


Tuesdays, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
at Ronald Buckingham Court, Kenning Street SE16 4LL

Tuesdays, 3.45pm to 4.30pm
at Silverlock Sheltered Housing, 23 George Walter Court, Silwood Street, SE16 2BG

Fridays, 3pm to 4pm
at Anchor Homes, Rose Court, 253 Lower Road SE8 5ND


Wednesdays, 2pm to 3.30pm
at Darwin Court, 1 Crail Road, SE17 1AD. Argentino Tango dancing running from Feb 3 to April 21 2010, this sessions particularly welcomes people with a visual impairment

Laura Harvey
Active living officer
Tel: 020 7525 0884
Fax: 020 7525 0772

Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EW
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Contact us

020 7708 4497

Find us

Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45