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Physical Activity during Covid

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Donegal

Programme: Donegal

WHO Theme: Community Support And Health Services

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Physical Activity

Funding Stream: Local AF Programme Funding

Resources Required: Financial, Paid Staff

Cost: 1000-5000

Description

“To provide a coordinated programme of physical activities to support individuals especially those cocooning in the home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic especially those who may not have access to online supports. Develop links with local radio stations Highland Radio / Ocean FM & Radio na Gaeltachta to highlight the challenges being experiences by people that are socially isolated or cocooning, raise awareness of the importance of movement and activity at this time to both physical and mental health and to highlight some practical and simple examples of exercise through the movement guide.”

Aim of Initiative

Older people in Co Donegal who were cocooning at the time the project was delivered

Who is it aimed at

Older people in Co Donegal who were cocooning at the time the project was delivered

Steps critical to success

  1. link with the radio stations
  2. over 7500 people had received a copy of the exercise brochure through the Age Friendly packs

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. logistics

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. engagement with older people

Contact:
Charles Sweeney, Donegal County Council, charles.sweeney@donegalcoco.ie

Website:
https://www.donegalcoco.ie/