Our objective is simple: more seniors, more active, more often.

Our SPAAS programme

The Senior Physical Activity & Adapted Sport (SPAAS) programme is our senior engagement programme run by the University of Worcester. SPAAS provides weekly exercise, sport and physical activity sessions to those aged over 60 years old living around Worcester. The sessions are led by qualified and experienced instructors and provides a community services to over 60s in the local area.

We also run the Senior Games, a competitive sporting tournament over three days. This gives over 60s a chance to compete against individuals of similar ages from Worcestershire and beyond. You can get involved in many sports, such as badminton, walking football, walking netball and outdoor adventurous activity. The focus of the Senior Games is to promote staying active at any age regardless of gender or ability.

Programme benefits

Physical activity provides many benefits to health and wellbeing to those over 60 years, including:

  • disease prevention
  • improved mental health
  • decreased risk of falls
  • social health 
  • improved cognitive function

More information

For full details on our SPAAS programme run by the Riverside Centre, please visit our Senior Physical Activity and Adapted Sport (SPAAS) programme page.

Contact us

For more information about the SPAAS programme, or to make an enquiry about any of the sessions within the timetable, please contact Tom Howard: