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Resources for Older Adults

Age Friendly Ireland

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Programme: Westmeath

WHO Theme: Communication And Information

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Physical Activity

Funding Stream: Sport Ireland and Keep Well

Resources Required: Financial

Cost: 1000-5000

Description

Sport Ireland Older Adults Booklet and Cara Home Exercise Booklets were printed and distributed to Older Adults within the Community to help them engage in physical activity at home. Age and Opportunity DVDS were also given out to individuals and groups that requested a DVD. Resources were printed and distributed. Anyone who contacted and groups we felt would benefit from the resources received the booklets. The booklets were a guide for individuals to follow from the comfort of their own homes.

Aim of Initiative

The initiative was aimed at older adults and services to help meet their recommended guidelines of physical activity.

Who is it aimed at

The initiative was aimed at older adults and services to help meet their recommended guidelines of physical activity.

Steps critical to success

  1. DVDS provided by Age and Opportunity
  2. Resources provieded by Sport Ireland and Cara
  3. Getting the Booklets printed so people had a physical hard copy they could follow

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Trying to circulate information through as many avenues as possible so people know they can avail of the resources
  2. Promotion- Not all this age group use social media

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Helped individuals keep up their physical activity from the comfort of their own homes
  2. Resources can be used ongoing for future programmes

Evaluation / Report:
People enjoyed the resources but would have also liked a DVD showing them how to complete all the exercises on the resource.

Contact:
Westmeath Sports Partnership, info@westmeathsports.ie

Website:
Facebook- Westmeath Sport