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Active Ageing

Welcome to our Seniors Hub

Stay Active & Happy in Older Age

We have created a Seniors Hub to provide a dedicated space for our older members. Here you will find wellbeing opportunities designed specifically for you.

Through supporting our community during the COVID-19 pandemic with our "Hear to Help" Helpline, we have learned that many older people are feeling lonely and isolated because of the social distancing measures in place.

We also recognise that loneliness in older age is not an issue exclusive to the pandemic, and we want We Connect to play a significant role in combatting loneliness into the future.

The Seniors Hub will be full of guidance on Active Ageing - helping you to stay active, happy and well. You can also find entertaining ways to spend your time in Games and Humour.

If you have emotional and mental wellbeing or legal concerns, please visit our Help Centre to find out how we can offer you immediate support.

Visit our Wellbeing Hub to find emotional and mental wellbeing guidance. You will find online exercise classes and pain management classes to join, many of which are tailored towards our older members, in Health and Fitness. 

If you would like to share your story, chat and build connections with other We Connect members, visit our Community Hub.

If you are an expert on arts and culture, or if you can offer any educational opportunites to our members, please do apply to Join Our Contributors, we would be delighted to have you on our team. 

Active Ageing Articles

What is Zoom?
19 May

What is Zoom?

During this COVID-19 pandemic, you might have heard about Zoom, a video conferencing platform which is very popular right now with so many people staying at home. But what exactly is it, and how do you use it to chat to your family and friends?
Keeping An Older Brain Active
15 May

Keeping An Older Brain Active

As we age, it is important to take care of our minds as well our bodies. Cognitive health - the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember - is a vital component of brain health.
Finding Balance in Later Years
14 May

Finding Balance in Later Years

Oftentimes in later years people lament the loss of balance, unsteadiness in walking or even the occurrence of falls. The concept of balance is often wrapped in many myths and its loss is met by bewilderment, fear and apprehension of movement.
Movement in Later Years - The Importance of Correct Exercise
06 May

Movement in Later Years - The Importance of Correct Exercise

One great disservice you can do to your body in advanced age is to not use it. To accept that reduced movement, loss of mobility, tiredness and even pain are somehow a normal part of ageing is simply not the case.