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Forever Active

As we get older it’s important to keep active, particularly to maintain our muscle strength and our ability to balance. Forever Active is a programme supporting active ageing, which helps you to find social activities tailored to your needs and make activity part of your everyday life.

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Seated exercise session with resistance bands for Forever Active

What are we offering?

  • Support to find activities tailored to your needs such as low impact exercise classes, adapted sports like walking football and led walking groups.
  • Signposting to a programme of gentle exercises classes which focus on improving strength and balance to reduce the risk of falls, these classes take place in community venues across Derby.
  • Opportunities to make friends at social groups and coffee mornings.
  • A charge may apply to some activities.

How to join

To find out more about Forever Active, complete the simple online referral form or email [email protected]

If you are a professional referring for the first time, we recommend contacting us at [email protected] for more information.


All about you

As we get older, keeping physically active is important to maintaining health and happiness. Keeping active can contribute to maintaining quality of life, health, physical function and reducing the risk of falling.

Between the ages of 50 and 70, we lose about 30% of our muscle strength. Regular physical activity strengthens muscles, whatever your age.  All adults are recommended to do some type of physical activity every day and at least 30 minutes, five times a week. Gardening, vigorous housework, cycling and daily walks all count, and adults aged over 65 are advised to include muscle strengthening exercises twice a week.

Our friendly team are available to discuss your interests and current activity levels, to advise on what activities taking place in Derby may be suitable and of interest to you. As part of our support, we quality assure several strength and balance classes which take place in community venues. These weekly gentle exercise classes are ideal for supporting you to maintain your activity levels, strength and balance into older age, they are also sociable and a great way to meet new people. A charge may apply to some activities.

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