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Published December 22, 2022

Foundation launches Senior Blues

Ipswich Town Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of our Senior Blues programme to help older people improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

The sessions will provide an inclusive environment for social inclusion and light physical activity whilst combatting loneliness which is a prevalent social issue within Suffolk, with over 130,000 residents of Suffolk who feel lonely at some point.

All sessions will be based in the Hall of Fame Restaurant at Portman Road to allow maximum accessibility, and will be launching on Wednesday, 11 January 2023 and will run every second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Sessions will run from 10.30am until midday. Each session will provide an element of light physical activity such as seated yoga or boccia along with health and wellbeing activities, and the chance to revisit Ipswich Town nostalgia.

Hot drinks and light snacks will be provided for all attendees, with parking available, details of which will be shared upon signing up.

Places are limited and are free of charge. The Foundation will have a donation pot at each session if participants wish to provide a small cash donation to continue to fund our health and wellbeing provision.

To reserve a space, please email Leanne Smith on or call 01473 400987.

The Foundation would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Active Suffolk, who are funding Senior Blues

Leanne Smith, Community Engagement Officer, commented: “We are delighted to launch Senior Blues, which we will see a number of our senior local community benefit from.

“We hope to bring the local community together to enjoy a space to socialise, meet new people and create new memories at Portman Road.”

Callum Murphy, Head of Participation and Development, added: “We would like to thank Active Suffolk in supporting us to deliver Senior Blues through funding opportunities. We now have the opportunity to reach further into the community and strengthen our commitment to developing the health and wellbeing of people across Ipswich and Suffolk.”