Being active can help older people stay healthy and independent. The NHS website has information about the benefits of being healthy and activities to try.
Age UK Islington
Age UK Islington provides information and support to people aged over 55 in the borough. This includes activities taking place at the Drovers Centre and elsewhere in Islington, such as Sobell leisure centre. Activities include chair-based yoga, keep fit, line dancing, short mat bowls, tai chi and walks.
Community centres across Islington offer activities to people aged 55 and over.
Caxton House Community Centre, N19. Activities include short mat bowls, gentle exercise and Zumba for women
Claremont Project, N1. Activities include dance, yoga, walking football for men, and keep fit
Hanley Crouch Community Association, Brickworks community centre, N4
Healthy Generations has a range of classes across the borough
Islington Chinese Association, N19, has yoga for women aged 55+
Peel Centre, WC1
St Luke's Centre, EC1, has a wide range of activities
Black Arrows badminton club offers badminton to people aged 50+
People aged 60 or over can apply for concessionary membership with GLL, who run Islington’s seven leisure centres.
Leisure centres may offer activities for people aged 55 and over. To find if there is an activity for you go to GLL Islington, choose a leisure centre and then the Over 55’s tab in the Weekly Programme section.
Sobell leisure centre offers sessions for people aged 60+ on Tuesday, 10.30am-1pm. Activities include badminton, exercise classes, short mat bowls, short tennis and table tennis, and a social area and refreshments.
Walking is an excellent form of physical activity for people aged over 50. Go to the Walking page for walking maps and routes and walking groups in Islington.
10 minutes of activity for older people
10 Today has ten-minute exercise routines aimed at older people. This is through their online videos and the radio.
Activity in England
Salusa has information about activity for people aged 50+ across England. You can search, compare and contact local services specifically for your health condition, disability or mobility level.
All activity in Islington
Active Islington has information about sport and activity for everyone in Islington.