Making new friends, taking up a hobby or doing more exercise is a great benefit to health and this is a key part of what’s known as Social Prescribing.

The video here which explains more about Social Prescribing is from the Healthy London Partnership.

If you are looking to make long term changes to improve your health and wellbeing one or more of the groups and activities below could be the answer.

We also encourage GPs and health professionals to refer patients as an aid to long term support. Please use the links for further information. Healthier Fleetwood is not responsible for the individual groups or activities. Every effort is made to keep the information up to date, however we do advise you contact the organisers in advance.

Fleetwood Promenade Park Run

A weekly 5k run, that’s not a race. A great way to build up your fitness and share in a community event.

The Fleetwood Promenade new parkrun is every Saturday from 9am, starting at the rear of Marine Hall and going along the prom to beyond Rossall Tower then back again. To take part, you will need to register in advance for your unique ID and barcode. Visit the official parkrun website here to register, it only take a few minutes and you will receive your details immediately.

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE FLEETWOOD PROMENADE PARK RUN

Free Yoga Sessions

Fridays at 1.30pm – Fleetwood Fire Station, Radcliffe Road, Fleetwood
A free weekly yoga class with Mi Mi. Suitable for all as a way of gently increasing your physical activity and meeting new people.
Presented by Active Lancashire and partners as part of the Challenge Through Sport Initiative.

For further information and to reserve a place, please contact Tamasin: 07557 092810 or by email: tlamb@activelancashire.org.uk

Warblers On’t Wyre

Community singing group meets every Friday morning at The North Euston.
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Fridays 11am – 1pm
North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood
Warblers On’t Wyre is a singing group that was started by the NHS at the Old Bank on Lord Street some years ago.

After that facility closed down some of us carried on singing and we now meet at the North Euston Hotel every Friday at 11am – 1pm with a break for tea or coffee and it’s only £1.

New members are always welcome!

For further information contact the group by email here or see their Facebook group.

Sporting Memories

Weekly sessions for the older sports fan to share sporting memories and combat the effects of dementia, depression and loneliness.
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Tuesday mornings – 11am – 11.45am – St Wulstans Church Hall, Poulton Road, Fleetwood
Hosted by Fleetwood Town Community Trust the sessions are for the older sports fans to come along, listen and share.

sporting memories to combat the effects of dementia, depression and loneliness.

For more information please either call John Hartley on 01253 208442 or email john.hartley@fleetwoodtownfc.com

You can also visit the Sporting Memories website for some of the work going on around the Country.

Adult Disability Football

Open to men and women with any disability, aged 16 plus.
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Any men or women with a disability, aged 16 plus are welcome to take part.
£3 per session. Contact John Hartley at Fleetwood Town Community Trust using the form below.

Fridays – 6pm – 7pm – Fleetwood High School Sports Hall.

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Free Swimming Sessions

Family swimming courtesy of Rossall School
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Free Swimming Sessions for 2019 – Rossall School, Broadway, Fleetwood

We are delighted to support the following sessions to adults and families from across Fleetwood. Our thanks to Rossall School for their support in providing this opportunity to the local community.

January (All dates are SUNDAYS) –

February (All dates are SUNDAYS) –

March (All dates are SUNDAYS) –

20th, 27th: 9.30am – 2pm

3rd, 17th, 24th: 9.30am – 2pm

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st: 9.30am – 2pm

All sessions are limited numbers and on a first come, first served basis only, and we ask that everyone book in advance. Anyone who turns up on the day does risk being turned away. To give everyone an opportunity bookings are only taken 1 week at a time, no block bookings.

Harmony & Health

Singing group for everyone at Marine Hall, Tuesday afternoons.
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Tuesdays at 1.30pm – Water Front Café Bar, Marine Hall, Fleetwood.
A free singing group to support your wellbeing! No experience necessary, it’s just about reviving your spirits in a welcoming environment with friendly people. A physical and mental workout as you improve your breathing and tune your heart while singing the songs you love. Relax & socialise, tea & coffee is available for just £1.

Local resident Pauline has been a member of the group from the start and says:

I can’t begin to tell you how good I feel after each session.  It has helped my breathing a little, my mood a lot and it has been lovely to meet new people who are becoming friends. We sings all sorts of songs from ABBA to Elvis to Doris Day!  Songs from musicals, hymns – you name it, we’ll have a go!  It’s fun, fellowship and you feel great!

There is also a Harmony & Health group at Thornton Little Theatre on Tuesdays 10.30am – 12noon.

All enquiries, please telephone: 01253 887693 or use the form here to contact Harmony & Health:

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Nordic Walking

Exercise and make friends while enjoying the great outdoors!
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New sessions have now started for Fleetwood. Nordic Walking is an excellent exercise which uses 90% of the body’s muscles and burns 46% more calories than walking without poles.
Sessions takes place on Wednesday evenings at 7pm but if you’re a beginner there is a free taster session at 6pm.

For further information, or if you would like to come along, please contact Ann by email: asannboyd@gmail.com or complete the form:

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You can also follow Nordic Walking Wyre on Facebook and Twitter.

Sessions also take place in Cleveleys on Monday evenings and at Stannah on Thursday and Saturday mornings. 

Fit for the Future

Over 60’s exercise programme – Tuesday mornings at St Wulstans.
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St Wulstans Church, Poulton Road, Fleetwood FY7 7JY
Tuesday mornings 10am – 11am
Are you over 60 years old?
Do you want to meet new people?
Would you like to take part in light exercises?
If so, we are at St Wulstans in Fleetwood every Tuesday morning!

For further information contact: John Hartley – Fleetwood Town FC Community Trust.

T: 01253 208442

E: john.hartley@fleetwoodtownfc.com

Demonstration Garden

Wednesdays and Fridays in Memorial Park, Fleetwood.
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The Demonstration Garden on Memorial Park is based upon a community garden.  The grounds of Demonstration Garden have 6 raised beds, a large poly-tunnel,  a community room, ‘Yardens’, compost bins, willow garden, wild flower areas and several planting beds.
We meet twice a week on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am – 12noon and on Fridays from 12:30pm – 4pm, where we aim to provide a public open space for people to meet, share interests and ideas and get involved in the local community.

The garden is managed by volunteers within the community and provides a space for working with and learning from nature, growing fresh organic food, learning hands-on gardening skills and sustainability but also creating and displaying community art.

We encourage anyone from the community to come along to one of our sessions to meet new people, have refreshment, share skills or even just as a change from the norm.

Want to know more? Just complete your name, email, telephone (optional) and a short message, and a member of the team from The Garden will be in touch. It’s that easy!

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Premier League Kicks

Free football sessions for 11 – 19 year olds.
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Free football for 11 – 19 year olds run by Fleetwood Town Community Trust coaches. 

Sessions are available as follows:

Tuesday:
Myerscough College, St Michael’s Road, PR3 0RY – 6pm – 7pm
Pressall Youth Centre, Sandy Lane – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Wednesday:
Garstang Community Academy Sports Hall, Bowgreave, Garstang – 8pm – 9pm

Friday:
Fleetwood High School, Broadway, Fleetwood – 7pm – 9pm

Saturday:
Poolfoot Farm, Butts Road, Thornton – 2pm – 4pm
Cardinal Allen, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood – 6pm – 8pm

For further information please contact: John Hartley on: 01253 208442 or use the contact form below:

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Afternoon Tea Dances

Experienced dancer or you just want to listen to the music, all welcome!
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Afternoon Tea Dance, 2pm – 4pm, Marine Hall, Fleetwood
Experienced dancer or you just want to listen to the music? All welcome!

Forthcoming date and organists:
Monday 30th April – Ian Midgley
Monday 14th May – Vince Burns
Monday 21st May – Ian Midgley
Monday 4th June – Chris Hopkins
Monday 11th June – Reg Rawlings
Monday 18th June – Vince Burns

£4 Entrance – payable on the door. Tea and coffee available.
All dates and organists subject to change at any time.

Men Active

12 week football-based fitness programme for men aged from 18 – 70.
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After the success of the first two programmes, Fleetwood Town Community Trust presents another 12-week ‘MenActive’ programme starting Monday 11th June for men that need to improve their health.
The FREE weekly programme held on Mondays 10am – 12noon at Highbury Stadium includes football, fitness,  training & matches, body stat assessments and health checks, fitness goals tailored to your needs, nutrition and dietary advice. Here are some facts and figures from the earlier programmes …

18 of 25 adult males have completed the full 12 weeks of MenActive.

100% of participants that completed MenActive improved their physical health in at least 1 area (measured through body stat measurements.)

Participants collectively improved their mental health scores during MenActive (Measured by the WEMWBS scale)

16 males have continued exercise following the end of their programmes.

Participants rated the programme 9.72 out of 10; 100% of returns said that they’d endorse MenActive and recommend to others.

To book a place, please contact Rob Larcombe on: 01253 208442 or use this form:

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Walking Netball

A slower version of the game every Tuesday afternoon at Fleetwood YMCA.
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FREE WALKING NETBALL SESSIONS
Fleetwood YMCA
Tuesday afternoons 1pm – 2pm
Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.

Now you can have a go yourself, right here in Fleetwood at the YMCA.

For more information on Walking Netball, visit official England Netball website.

If you would like more information about the free sessions in Fleetwood, please complete the form here to contact the YMCA:

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More Free Sports!

Community sports sessions provided by YMCA Fylde Coast including venues in Fleetwood.
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YMCA Fylde Coast presents an extensive programme of free, community sports and healthy activities including many at Fleetwood locations.
These include walks and runs, indoor and outdoor tennis, walking football and walking netball, rounders, multi-sports and more.

The programme is updated and Healthier Fleetwood is working with YMCA to look at additional sessions and events in the Town.

Want to know more? Just complete your name, email, telephone (optional) and a short message, and a member of the team from YMCA Fylde Coast will be in touch. It’s that easy!

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See and download  all the full programme here:

Wyre Flounders

Disabled adults swimming group every Saturday afternoon at Fleetwood YMCA pool from 4.30pm.
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Do you have a disability, or suffer from arthritis, rheumatism, heart or breathing problems, M.S., amputee or maybe recovering from an illness or injury?
Why don’t you join our friendly adult swimming club, with easy access to the main pool at Fleetwood YMCA?

Open exclusively to our club members every Saturday at 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

For more information, fees and membership details call: 01253 875315 or 01253 778165.

Want to know more? Just complete your name, email, telephone (optional) and a short message, and someone from Wyre Flounders will be in touch. It’s that easy!

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Yoga Classes for MS

Weekly sessions for those suffering from MS and other neurological conditions.
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This group has been started for people affected by MS and other neurological conditions. Come along to a course of gentle chair based yoga and find out how yoga can improve your health and well-being.
The venue is Laidleys Manor, Laidleys Walk, Fleetwood, FY7 7JL and groups are every Tuesday at 3.30pm.

For further information, please contact Deborah Hopkinson on 01253 640247 / 07960 626836 or email: debhop.hopkinson1@googlemail.com

Please note there is a weekly £5.00 donation. If you are affected by MS and find it difficult to pay this weekly donation, please contact the MS Freephone on: 0800 389 1204.

Want to know more? Just complete your name, email, telephone (optional) and a short message, and Deborah will be in touch. It’s that easy!

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Just Good Friends

Friendship group meeting every Tuesday at The Highbury Club, 10.30am – 12.30pm
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Just Good Friends is a friendship group set up nearly 5 years ago to combat loneliness, isolation and bring the community together in friendship.
The main meeting is every Tuesday at the Highbury Club, near Fleetwood Town FC, from 10.00am – 12 noon but there’s more …

Monday afternoons from 1pm is the board games session at the Wyre Lights on London Street and Thursdays mornings from 10.30 they meet at Wetherspoons, also on London Street for coffee and chat. 

On the first Sunday of the month the group choose a venue for a lunch as well as a breakfast get-together once a month and organised trips out to shows and events. To find out more please contact us using the enquiry box.

Want to know more? Just complete your name, email, telephone (optional) and a short message, and someone from Just Good Friends will be in touch. 

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Rossall Point Beach Cleans

Every Thursday… Weather permitting!
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Rossall Point – Every Thursday from 10.30am – weather permitting

Meet at the Tower to take part in litter picks and other beach care activities.  A chance to help care for the coast with no long term commitment.

Join us for a tea and coffee after and take a look up at the top of the Tower for the views of over Morecambe Bay.  Please wear outdoor clothing and footwear.

Fleetwood Beach Cleans – New for 2018! Esplanade, Fleetwood. 

A new LOVEmyBEACH clean group has been set up for Fleetwood – come along and be part of helping to keep the beach looking great? Meeting at the Lower Light House on the Esplanade in Fleetwood at 10.30 am one Saturday a month from January.

Dates: 16 Jun, 21 Jul, 18 Aug, 20 Oct, 17 Nov and 15 Dec.

All equipment is provided, we just ask you wear stout footwear (not sandals or pumps) and that children under 18 are accompanied by a responsible adult.

For further information, you can also visit: LOVE MY BEACH

Indoor Sports & Games

Mondays 10am – 12 noon. Trinity Baptist Church, Poulton Road, Fleetwood
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Creative Support offer a free, fun, safe environment to meet up with people and make new friends. Play board games, work on an art project or just sit and have a natter with a cup of tea.

Come and join the fun.

Want to know more? Just complete your name, email, telephone (optional) and a short message, and an organiser will be in touch. It’s that easy!

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Walking Football

Taster sessions and games for ages 50+ at various locations and venues, play at your level
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Walking Football is a sporting activity which is aimed at the over 50’s with no upper age limit! It is a fantastic activity for those who want to get a bit fitter and maybe meet new friends. 

You can attend a no obligation taster session to see what it is all about, come and give it a go you won’t be disappointed! A warm welcome awaits, just turn up in a pair of trainers! 

The taster sessions are held each week:
Thursday 3pm-5pm – PREESALL SPORTS HALL, SANDY LANE
Thursday 5pm-6pm – FLEETWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

Just complete your name, email, telephone (optional) and a short message, and a member of the team from the Fleetwood Town Community Trust will give you a call to arrange for you to attend a taster session. It’s that easy! 

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If you attend some of the taster sessions and then decide that you would like to go a step further, we will hold some more advanced Walking Football sessions for those that already have a level of fitness and have been playing for a few weeks/months. These are run by the Fleetwood Town Flyers Walking Football Club and they are held at Poolfoot Farm Sports Village in Thornton. You can find out more about the Flyers at: www.fleetwoodtownflyers.co.uk

Over 60’s Mens & Ladies Fitness

Tuesdays mornings at St Wulstans, Poulton Road, Fleetwood
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Tuesday 10am – 11am
The Green Hut, St Wulstans, Poulton Road, Fleetwood
Fitness Sessions for men & women over 60 – £3pp per session.

For further information, please email: wulstan1@sky.com

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