Encouraging older adults to become more active is a challenge.…
Posted: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:33
Across Birmingham, on average 60.6% of citizens aged 65+ have their activities 'limited a little or a lot' by long term health problems. An additional issue for older adults is that compared to the rest of the population, a higher proportion of older people live alone (Age UK, 2014) and are at risk of isolation.
Sport Birmingham recently started working with social enterprise organisation 'Oomph' to raise funds in order to deliver a new project called 'Active Adults' which is designed to make a positive contribution to the mental and physical wellbeing of older and vulnerable citizens in Birmingham.
The project will train up to 20 new exercise instructors who will support and encourage these individuals into regular activity; increasing their interaction and integration with other members of their community and ultimately improving their quality of life.
A Crowdfunding page has been set-up for 'Oomph Active Adults' and Birmingham has until Monday 12th March to raise £5,000!
You can become a #sportbhamambassador and receive a special Sport Birmingham healthy heart pin badge by pledging £25 or over!
Find out more at: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/oomph-active-adults-1/