Age Well in West Sussex

"Don't let age define you"

Introduction

Welcome to our Age Well campaign section full of advice, information, events and things that can help you to stay well, healthy and independent as you grow older in our wonderful county.

We want to make sure West Sussex is a great place to grow older – a place where growing old is celebrated and where everyone, irrespective of age, is able to make a contribution to their local community.

Starting in October, over the next few months we’ll be letting you know about ideas and suggestions for how you can live well in later life.

These pages will guide you through a range of practical information, from how to make sure your home is safer, connecting with your community, improving and maintaining your mental health, becoming more active with good financial plans for the future.


Survey

What’s it like to Age Well in West Sussex?

Tell us and stand a chance of winning some free sessions at a leisure centre in your area!

We’re running a survey throughout October to ask you what it’s like to grow older in our county. We would love you to take part if you have five minutes to spare and as a thank you, there is a free prize draw to win sessions at a leisure centre in your area!

Enter our survey today.

The survey includes questions on what West Sussex is like as a place to grow old, and asks what people currently do or might want to do to keep healthy, happy and independent.

Your responses will help shape the messages promoted through our Age Well campaign and will inform future work to support people to age well and remain living independently across West Sussex.


What's on

East Grinstead

East Grinstead

Here is an example of activities going on in the area:

Kings Leisure Centre 

  • Living Well Day - Thursday 17 October, 1.00pm to 4.00pm.
  • 50+ activity morning - Monday mornings. 

For more information, you can call Kings Leisure Centre on 01324 328616.

 

Sign-up to our Age Well newsletter to find out more on what's going on in your area. 

Horsham

Horsham

Here is an example of activities going on in the area:

Horsham District Council 

  • Virtual Reality for health - A 30-minute session for people with dementia and other healthcare needs to keep residents healthy and happy. More information can be found on the Horsham District Council website.

Book your virtual reality experience today.

 

Sign-up to our Age Well newsletter to find out more on what's going on in your area. 

Haywards Heath

Haywards Heath

Here is an example of activities going on in the area:

Dolphin Leisure Centre

  • Living Well Day - Sunday 20 October, 1.00pm to 4.00pm.
  • Walking netball - Thursdays 10.00am.
  • Aqua rehab - Fridays 10.30am.
  • GP circuits - Thursday evenings.
  • Cardiac referral - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
  • 50+ activity morning - Wednesday mornings. 

For more information, you can call Dolphin Leisure Centre on 01444 457337.

 

Sign-up to our Age Well newsletter to find out more on what's going on in your area. 

 

 

Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill

Here is an example of activities going on in the area:

Triangle Leisure Centre

  • Walking netball - Friday mornings.
  • Aqua walking - Various classes throughout the week.
  • Aqua rehab - Various classes throughout the week.
  • GP circuits - Wednesday 7.00pm.
  • Cardiac referral - Thursday 9.15am.
  • 50+ activity morning - Thursday mornings.

For more information, you can call Triangle Leisure Centre on 01444 876008.

 

Sign-up to our Age Well newsletter to find out more on what's going on in your area. 

Worthing

Worthing

Here is an example of activities going on in the area:

South Downs Leisure 

  • Walking football - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Walking netball - Tuesdays at 2.00pm or Wednesdays at 11.30am. Classes last one hour. 
  • Chair-based pilates - Wednesdays 11.15am or Thursdays at 10.45am. Classes last 90 minutes.
  • Sing Well Choir - Tuesdays 10.00am, this duration of this activity is 90 minutes.
  • Phoenix Friday Club - A sports, arts and friendship club for over 50's. For the timetable and membership details visit the Phoenix Club website.
  • Leisure membership - An over 60's fitness package - more information can be found on their membership page.

For more information, you can call South Downs Leisure on 01903 905050.

 

Sign-up to our Age Well newsletter to find out more on what's going on in your area. 

Littlehampton

Littlehampton

We will be adding more details to this page soon. However, you can visit the West Sussex Wellbeing website for more information on events in Arun.

Bognor Regis

Bognor Regis

We will be adding more details to this page soon. However, you can visit the West Sussex Wellbeing website for more information on events in Arun.

Chichester

Chichester

We will be adding more details to this page soon. However, you can visit the West Sussex Wellbeing website for more information on events in Chichester.


Newsletter

Whether you are an older person, a relative, friend, or work with older people, sign-up to our newsletter to receive lots of valuable and vital information over the next few months about how to Age Well in West Sussex.

Age Well Newsletter (external link)

Information and advice

Want in-depth and useful information about ageing well in West Sussex? Visit the list below to find all of your need-to-know websites and contacts:


Independent Living

A suite of videos have been created, offering top tips to help people stay independent in later life.

The videos have been designed to provide information on the range of equipment available to support older people, struggling with everyday tasks.

Some of the videos can be found below, alternatively you can watch the whole collection via our YouTube channel.  

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