Making Life Better Together

You’re never too old to get active in North Belfast

Are you over 55? Would you like to be more active, but don’t know where to start? Help is at hand!  Active Belfast is hosting free physical activity programmes for men and women over 55 in North Belfast, starting this September!

Each programme lasts 12 weeks and is FREE. These are:

Olaf Hvattam, Active Ageing Chair and North Belfast Seniors Citizen’s Forum member commented:  “The programmes have been coordinated to support local older people in North Belfast to become more active through additional opportunities. Getting out and becoming more active can improve your mobility, confidence and give people an opportunity to meet new friends, so give it a go!’

Chairman of the Active Belfast Partnership, Andrew Hassard said: “Active Belfast continues to support programmes for older people in Belfast, to help them to be active and healthier. Everyone deserves the best health possible and we can help them achieve this by providing the right opportunities and support.”

No registration is required for each programme, just come along!


Further Information:

For further information or media enquiries please contact Debbie McGrory, Communications Officer, Belfast Strategic Partnership, on Tel: 9050 2073. Ext. 3795 or email:

Photo Caption: Older people getting active together!

Notes to Editors:

  1. The Belfast Strategic Partnership’s aim is to address life inequalities in Belfast. It is made up of representatives from Belfast City Council, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the Public Health Agency, statutory organisations, private sector as well as community and voluntary agencies.
  1. Active Belfast is a wide ranging and innovative programme of work to improve the activity levels, health and quality of life for all residents of Belfast, regardless of their age, gender, culture or ability. For more information on Active Belfast, please contact the Active Belfast team on tel: 028 9050 2073 or email:
  1. Active Ageing has been established as a multi-sector group to drive opportunities for older people to get more active across Belfast and help reduce health inequalities. It is a sub group supporting the Active Belfast Partnership, to deliver a number of initiatives aligned to the Active Belfast Strategy.


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