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Using a low bike for the resdients to cycle in their chairs

Age Friendly Ireland

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Programme: Cork County

WHO Theme: Communication And Information, Community Support And Health Services, Housing, Outdoor Spaces And Buildings, Respect And Social Inclusion, Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Nutrition Eating Well, Physical Activity, Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Staying Connected, Switching Off And Being Creative, Your Body Your Health

Funding Stream: Community Resilience Fund CovidHealthy Ireland Fund

Resources Required: Community Support, Financial

Cost: 500-1000


We have found that residents who can not use their legs well love to use the bike . It lifts their mood, increases circulation release stress and give them a sense of achievement.

Aim of Initiative


Who is it aimed at

All resdients who would like to inprove their strength

Steps critical to success

  1. Get Resident assess by Physiotherapy
  2. Ensure resdient is supported to give them convidence
  3. Make sure they are safe at all times and praise them

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Only 1 bike
  2. Construction work means some rooms closed for privacy
  3. Covid 19

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Resident improves Circulation to Legs
  2. Resident gets exercise
  3. improves residents confidance and makes they feel happy

Evaluation / Report:
Working well with resdients at present so would like to extend the work

Maureen G O'Neill /