There is no doubt that being active helps you to stay well. Here at Southwark Pensioners Centre, we have plenty of sessions that will get you more active, improve your balance, strength and coordination. Come and find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.

Chair based exercise


Chair Based Exercise

Increasing the amount of physical activity we take part in will lead to a healthier lifestyle and happier hearts.Chair-based exercise classes are perfect for those who want to keep moving but do not want the pressure of a high-powered work out.Chair-based exercise, provided by qualified exercise professionals, are used to reduce incidences of falls. We focus on: limb mobility, muscle strength, co-ordination, balance and a range of movements.

Tuesdays from 10am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm,

SPC, 305-307 Camberwell Road SE5 0HQ.

Cost: £2.


Outreach Health and Wellbeing

We are happy to work with local groups to help you source activities, tutors, or hold fairs so that people in your local area can find out about local activities targeted at older people. We are willing to share our knowledge about what works to help you design what will work best for you.



Strength and Balance

Have you had a fall or nearly fallen? Are you worried about falling? Research shows specialist strength and balance exercise can help you avoid a fall.
For more information about free classes for Lambeth and Southwark residents, call the Strength and Balance helpline: 020 3049 5424.
GP Referral necessary. Free.

Time: Every Friday, 2.00pm – 3.00pm and 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Venue: Main Activities Room,

Southwark Pensioners’ Centre, 305-307 Camberwell Road, SE5 0HQ.

Telephone: 020 7708 4556

Chi Kung


Chi Kung

Tai chi (Chi Kung) combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
Performed as a low-impact form of exercise, it won’t put much pressure on your bones and joints and most people should be able to do it.  It is ideal for inactive older people wanting to raise their activity levels gently and gradually.
Studies have shown that tai chi can help to reduce stress, improve balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs.  Some research suggests that tai chi can reduce the risk of falls.

Friday: 12:30 to 1:30pm,

Main Activities Room,

Southwark Pensioners Centre, 305-307 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0HQ.

Cost: £3 per session.

Line Dancing


Line Dancing

Every Thursday, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Main Activities Room,

Southwark Pensioners Centre, 305 – 307, Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0HQ.

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Southwark Walking Sports Club

Millwall’s Walking Sports for Older People Programme is unique to other programmes available to older people. We now plan to ensure that there is a walking sports session in every community council area in the borough.

With over two year’s experience now of delivering the newly formed activity in Southwark, the programme is now working in partnership with Southwark Alzheimer’s Society, Southwark Pensioners Centre and Southwark Public Health to support older people and those with dementia or limited mobility.

The two hour weekly activities offer older people the opportunity to meet other people while having fun, provide regular activities which stimulate the mind, develop balance and hand eye coordination, supports people with dementia to stay fit and healthy and support those with mental health difficulties and those with limited mobility.

The weekly activities offer an opportunity for a target audience that would not otherwise be active and may feel disengaged with the local community.

Before and after each activity, the group have open and individual conversations over a tea, coffee and biscuits which has very often allowed others to help out others who would otherwise have caused stress on some individuals by sharing life experiences.