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Older Adult Get Active at Home Booklet

Age Friendly Ireland

Wicklow Sports and Recreation Logo

Programme: Wicklow

WHO Theme: Communication And Information, Community Support And Health Services

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Physical Activity, Staying Connected, Your Body Your Health

Funding Stream: Community Resilience Fund Covid

Resources Required: Community Support, Volunteer Staff

Cost: 1000-5000

Description

Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership designed an exercise booklet targeted at those cocooning at home and can be completed in the comfort of your own home. The booklets were distributed through various Meals on Wheels, Community Groups, Care & Nursing Homes, Garda Stations, Municipal Districts and also e-mailed to people interested.

Aim of Initiative

Older Adults

Who is it aimed at

Older Adults

Steps critical to success

  1. Distribution of Booklets
  2. Reaching the vulnerable and isolated older adults
  3. Advertisement & promotion of same

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Print in time
  2. Distribution in time
  3. Feedback

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Increasing participation of physical activity in older adults
  2. Able to preform the exercises in the comfort of their own home
  3. Each exercise is designed for older adults

Evaluation / Report:
3000 booklets were distributed though-out Co. Wicklow and ongoing

Contact:
Denise O'Shea, Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership, doshea@wicklowcoco.ie

Website:
https://wicklowlsp.ie/