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Senior U's Provided A Boost

New partnership with Provide announced

11 October 2022

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Provide, who have supported the long term sustainability and growth of the Senior U’s programme.

Provide is a Community Interest Company (social enterprise), who deliver a broad range of health and social care services in the community, and are committed to ensuring all services meet the needs of the people.  Provide work from a variety of community settings, such as community hospitals, community clinics, nursing homes, and primary care settings, as well as within people's homes to provide more than forty services to children, families, and adults.

The investment of £11,250 has allowed for the Senior U’s programme to expand to a new location in Maldon.  Here is what our Health and Inclusion Officer Ed King had to say:

“We were delighted to hear that Provide had decided to fund Senior U’s for the next year. The programme has been a massive success over the past year, so it is great to see it continue. Our current members at Shrub End were thrilled with the news and I look forward to meeting a new group of people in Maldon”.

Philip Richards, GCFO at Provide added, “We are delighted that the money we have donated is being used in such a beneficial way, and are looking forward to helping publicise this across our communities”

Since restarting in late March 2022 the programme has engaged with over thirty people aged 60 plus. Senior U’s is free, utilising the power of social based physical activity to re-engage older people both socially and physically, after the Covid-19 lockdowns.  In a recent programme monitoring activity, 100% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that their physical fitness had improved over the course of the first six sessions.  100% of participants have said Senior U’s has improved their social lives, highlighting the social benefits of attending the programme.

Details for our Shrub End Senior U’s Venue:

  • WHO? Anyone over the age of 60+
  • WHEN? Thursday 10am-12pm (fortnighty)
  • WHERE? Shrub End Sports and Community Centre, Shrub End, Boadicea Way, Colchester, CO2 9BG
  • WHY? Improve fitness, make new friends and enjoy some great trips out!

TO BOOK or register your interest – contact Ed King at

Details for our Maldon Senior U’s venue:

  • WHO? Anyone over the age of 60+
  • WHEN? Friday 10am-12pm (fortnightly)
  • WHERE? Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ
  • WHY? Improve fitness, make new friends and enjoy some great trips out!

TO BOOK or register your interest – contact Ed King at

We are always looking for more members to join our programme, if you are interested then please email or call 01206 755160.

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