We organise a variety of activities for our residents to participate in, or volunteer to help at.

The activities help build relationships within the community, as well as keeping the mind and body active.

The volunteering opportunities are a chance for you to give something back to the community by getting involved, developing new skills and making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Please do get in contact with our Community Development Team on 0330 100 0272 to chat about how you can get involved, or if you have any comments or ideas for other opportunities in your community.

Times of chair based exercisesFit@Sixty

Chair-based exercise classes are put on in some of our retirement schemes. These are very popular and are enjoyed by many bpha residents for a small fee of £1 per person. The classes are led by a fully qualified and insured tutor.

These gentle exercises improve mobility, which can reduce the risk of falls. The classes can be adapted to suit the various needs and abilities of different participants. See the table, right, for details of sessions we are currently running.

Games Afternoons

Games afternoons are also on offer in our retirement schemes which include ten-pin bowling, curling, horse racing and more. The sessions are run by our bpha volunteers and typically last for two hours with a tea break in the middle. The residents really enjoy getting competitive!

If you are interested in volunteering please see details below, or for more information about the Fit@Sixty activities please contact our Retirement Living Team on 0330 100 0272.

Silver Surfers

The Silver Surfers clubs are run by trained volunteers. The aim of the clubs is to provide IT support to people over the age of 50, combat isolation and upskill our residents. The clubs are supported by the bpha IT department. See the timetable, right, for details.

If you are interested in volunteering please see details below, or for more information about the Silver Surfers clubs please contact our Retirement Living Team on 0330 100 0272.

Volunteers with gardening equipment, clearing an overgrown hedge Garden Clearance Service

This is a volunteer run service providing garden clearance assistance to bpha residents who are unable to maintain their own gardens. Residents must be referred by their home agent to receive assistance with their garden. Our team of volunteers create low maintenance gardens that are easier for residents to continue to enjoy cultivating in the long term.

If you are interested in volunteering please see details below, or for more information about the Garden Clearance Service please contact our Community Development Team on 0330 100 0272.

Volunteering Programme

Volunteering provides an opportunity to make a real difference to peoples lives.

We are looking for volunteers to get involved in the projects listed above and more with full training provided so that you will have the skills needed to carry out your volunteering role.

It is important to bpha that our volunteers enjoy their time spent volunteering, and bpha is committed to the continuing development of volunteers.

Networking meetings and lunches are organised for volunteers where they can share their ideas and experiences with each other and with bpha.

If you are interested in volunteering for bpha or wish to discuss volunteering with us, please contact the Community Development Team on 0330 100 0272.