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Sligo Exercise From Home Leaflet

Age Friendly Ireland

Sligo County Council Logo

Programme: Sligo

WHO Theme: Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Physical Activity

Funding Stream: Local AF Programme Funding

Resources Required: Community Support, Financial, Paid Staff, Services, Volunteer Staff

Cost: 1000-5000


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. A series of physio approved physical activities delivered through the medium of radio with an accompanying leaflet. Partners included Sligo Sports Partnership, HSE Physio, Sligo Age Friendly Programme

Aim of Initiative

Older people who were cocooning during COVID 19

Who is it aimed at

Older people who were cocooning during COVID 19

Steps critical to success

  1. Partnership through radio
  2. Partnering with HSE and Sports Partnership
  3. hard copy leaflet and disemmination via COVID Helpline

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. logistics and delivery of leaflets –

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Engagement of older people and partnering with radio

Evaluation / Report:

Aisling Smyth, Sligo County Council,

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