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Stay Home, Stat Active, Stay Healthy

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Dublin City

Programme: Dublin City

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

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

Funding Stream: Community Resilience Fund CovidLocal AF Programme Funding

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

Cost: 0-500


A4 large text booklet with pictures of fundamental movements to keep people active and moving in their own homes during COVID. While older people were required to cocoon we wanted to create an easy to follow Universally Designed Exercise toolkit that would enable older people to stay active and healthy.

Aim of Initiative

Everyone in the DCC admin district who were cocooning

Who is it aimed at

Everyone in the DCC admin district who were cocooning

Steps critical to success

  1. Fitness Expert
  2. Digital Design Team
  3. Distribution through community groups, pharmacies, Covid Response Teams, GAA

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Keeping Older People Active at home
  2. As it was in booklet form people who were not tech savy were included
  3. Preventing loss of muscle mass

Evaluation / Report:
No evaluation or report but 2nd (follow on) booklet was also launched.

Beatrice Casserly, DCC Age Frienldy,