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Siel Bleu at Home

Age Friendly Ireland

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Programme: National

WHO Theme: Community Support And Health Services

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Physical Activity

Funding Stream: Community Resilience Fund Covid

Resources Required: Financial, Paid Staff

Cost: 5000-10000


On March 16th 2020, Siel Bleu Ireland ceased delivery of 100% of our services due to the restriction. Siel Bleu Ireland was delivered online to service users both throughout Ireland and internationally. Our trainers are based throughout Ireland and at present we deliver tailored online exercise classes via the Siel Bleu facebook and youtube pages twice daily during the week and once on a Saturday morning. The trainers adapted exercises to suit the needs and abilities of the group, working towards group goals and ensuring the participants have a fun experience while improving their lives. Th

Aim of Initiative


Who is it aimed at

Older People, People experiencing Food Poverty, Vulnerable Persons

Steps critical to success

  1. Use of technology
  2. Staff flexibility
  3. Participant feedback

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Technology
  2. Cognitive impairment in older adults
  3. Low broadband roll out nationally

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Increased mood levels during pandemic
  2. Physical benefits
  3. Social benefits

Evaluation / Report:

Thomas Mc Cabe /

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