Community Update – January 2019

Issue content:

Silver Fit
Time & Talents – Body Confidence Workshop
Docklands Settlement – Walking Football
Good Gym
Stave Hill Ecological Park


Silver Fit 

Silver Fit encourage people to regain or to maintain their lifelong fitness. They aim to raise awareness of the benefits of exercise for the over 45s and help them to find regular exercise they enjoy. They provide opportunities to get active by arranging events and regular local groups. Activities range from Nordic walking and T’ai Chi to cheerleading, badminton and yoga.

Annual membership costs £5 per year and members get discounted rates on all of Silver Fit’s activities for seniors. You can sign up for membership on Silver Fit’s website. Please find the full list of Silver Sessions here.


Time & Talents

Body Confidence Workshop 

The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JE 

Join Time & Talents in their ‘Project Dare’ creative drama and arts workshop to develop a loving relationship with your body. The workshop is designed for men and women over the age of 16. No prior knowledge is required and the session is accessible for all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. This will take place on Saturday 9 February 2019, 1-4pm.

To book a place email John or call him on 020 7232 5664. Please see the flyer.


Docklands Settlement

Walking Football 

Docklands Settlement, 400 Salter Rd, London, SE16 5AA

The Docklands Settlement runs two walking football clubs in conjunction with Millwall Football Club. The first is for people with disabilities and takes place Mondays between 10.30 and 11.30am. On Fridays 10am-12pm, they hold a walking football club for elderly people, those with dementia or those just wanting to socialise! For more information about this and other sports activities, visit the Docklands Settlement’s website. Alternatively call the settlement on 020 7231 7108 or Millwall Community Trust on 020 7740 0503.


Good Gym

From Southbank to Lordship Lane

Combining exercise with good deeds, join Good Gym to run the streets and help those in need. There are three types of run that you can take part in:

  • Mission runs: run to help out older people in Southwark with one-off tasks that they are no longer able to do on their own.
  • Coach runs: Over a million older people in the UK are always or often lonely. Visiting an older person as part of your weekly run can help  make a huge difference to their life.
  • Group runs: every week in Southwark you can join Good Gym to help out on local community projects, and running back all within 90 minutes!

To request a mission for an older person, click here.  For more information, visit the Good Gym website.


Stave Hill Ecological Park

Stave Hill Ecological Park, behind Bacons College, Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, SE16 6AX

Stave Hill Ecological Park is a nature reserve and education facility home to a mosaic of habitats including  woodland, grassland, scrub and wetland, all bursting with life.

There are two volunteer groups who carry out conservation activities to help maintain and improve the habitats – everyone welcome!

Stave Hill Volunteers meet on the second Saturday of the month, 11am – 3.30pm.
The Stave Hill Regulars (walking group) meets every Wednesday,10am-4pm.

For further information please visit their website.