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Ageing Well

This programme is designed for people over the age of 60, to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

For £52 per year (for Barking and Dagenham residents), you can access a range of social and active sessions across the borough in leisure centres and Active Age Centres such as:

Sessions include zumba gold, bingo, line dancing, tai chi and arts and crafts.

Sessions run seven days a week at a variety of times.

For a full list of the Ageing Well sessions available please see our programme below. All are FREE as part of the Ageing Well membership, or £2 per session to non-members.

Ageing Well Programme 2018 to 2019

NEW sessions:

Session Day Time Venue
Card and Darts Tuesday 12.30pm to 3.15pm Park Centre
Dancing Monday 1pm to 3pm Park Centre
Elderberries Monday 6pm to 7pm Castle Green Leisure Centre
First Aid Wednesday (last Wednesday of each month) 10.30am to 12noon Valence Library
Garden Volunteering Tuesday 10am to 4pm Valence House Museum (contact 0208 227 2332)
Knit and Natter Monday 10am to 12noon Valence Library
Line Dancing Monday 10am to 12noon Hedgecock Community Centre
Short Mat Bowls Monday 10am to 12noon Ripple Centre
Zumba Gold Monday 10am to 10.45am Park Centre


Who can attend?

Anyone over the age of 60 (ID will be required).


How much is membership?

If you live in Barking and Dagenham the annual cost is £52.

If you live outside Barking and Dagenham you can only access the sessions in the Ageing Well centres (not the leisure centres), and the cost is £104 per year.


How do I sign up?

Register your interest using the contact us form and select ‘Ageing Well’ from the drop down, or for more information please call 020 8724 8018 or email