Older People

At Rotherham United Community Trust we want to help people of Rotherham maximise and enjoy their retirement (or semi-retirement) years. We aim to provide older people with opportunities to stay as active as possible, socialise with others and learn about other fantastic activities across the borough.

There are many benefits to attending these sessions, including managing and delaying health conditions and remaining socially active, resulting in healthy, happy ageing.

What we do

Our health department delivers a variety of low level physical exercise specifically targeted towards older people. We deliver these in care homes, sheltered housing and community settings.

We also provide several sessions supporting individuals with dementia, as well as their families, friends and carers.


  • Care Homes: We work with care homes to combat loneliness and provide activities to keep residents as physically and socially active as possible. We offer a range of low level physical activities, giving residents a chance to try new things. These activities may include; boccia, boardgames, skittles, target throwing and dominoes.
  • Mature Millers Reminiscence Group: Using football as a topic, participants come along to socialise and reminisce with likeminded people. This session is currently based at Brentwood Hotel but there are opportunities to go on days out or take part in different activities.
  • Mature Millers Walking Football: We don’t think there should be an age limit to taking part in the beautiful game. Our walking football sessions are capped at a slower speed, perfect for those who might not be able to sprint like they used to! It’s a great session for your mental wellbeing, fitness and socialising.
  • Millers Memory Club: Originally set up by Millers Legend John Breckin, this support group welcomes ex-footballers who are experiencing the effects of dementia, as well as their families and carers. We encourage attendees to chat and reminisce with old friends, whilst providing family members with some time for themselves.

If you would like to find out more information, please contact us below

01709 827767