Half a million older people go at least 5-6 days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all!

Active Living volunteers make a huge difference to Somerset every day, they bring older people together and connect them to their community.
Volunteers support over 120 Active Living groups, each providing an opportunity for people over 50 to take part in local activities, enjoy the company of others, and access all sorts of information about keeping well and active.

As a volunteer with Active Living you’ll be reducing the effects of loneliness and isolation, and encouraging older people to take part in a wide range of activities. You’ll be helping them to make new friends and enabling them to access information that will help them to keep healthy and enjoy life.

The role of a volunteer with Active Living can vary from helping to run social groups, organisation of activities and trips, treasury roles, catering support, and more, depending on the needs of the group and your individual strengths and skills!

Applying is simple, complete our Quick Contact Form (to the right) or contact us on 01278 664180 for a chat if you need any further information.

Two fifths of all older people
(about 3.9 million) say the Television
is their main company.

For adults who may be feeling isolated or lonely, that want to make new friends or become a little bit more active:

Active Living offers a wide range of activities and events throughout the year, from quizzes, board game afternoons, craft making, light exercise, dancing, interesting speakers, and even day trips!
As a member of a unique group, all the activities are planned around your collective interests and needs – it’s your group so you get to decide what you’d like to do!

From weekly get-togethers, to fortnightly or even monthly events, each group is different and will be tailored to the needs of the members.

With over 120 different Active Living groups throughout Somerset in towns and villages – there is likely to be one near to you.

Call us on 01278 664180 or send us a message using the form to the right to find a group.

If you would like to offer your services as a speaker, you run activities or have contribution to make as a guest activity such as arts&crafts, performance or even just for a chat about what you can provide please contact us on:  01278 664180 or use the form to the right.

Our resource pack is a collection of useful contact information for anybody looking to arrange activities, talks, trips or even some group support.

From funding help to good old fashioned sing along’s, if you’re looking for something we expect you can find it in here!

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