Active Ageing

For older adults, to reduce the chance of frailty and falls, improve balance through activities like dance, bowls or thai chi 2 days a week.

Chief Medical Officer, UK Physical Activity Guidelines

Our involvement

The Humber area has an ageing population with currently 22.6% (66,759) of the population between the ages of 55-74 year old and 8.4% (24,813) being over 75 years old, this is higher than the national average of 20.2% and 7.75% respectively. In addition to having particularly high numbers of over 55 year olds across the Humber, there are also a significant proportion of those who are inactive compared to national averages.

At Active Humber we are developing our 'Active Ageing' offer, and working towards a strategy for this area of our work involving working with partners in the humber, developing insight for this target group, developing campaigns and promotions for Active Ageing, and supporting the local workforce to work with 55-74 year olds.

Below is some information about projects we are involved with, most notably the Get Out Get Active funding we have secured for the next 3 years, but as we shape our strategy we will update information on this page.

GET OUT GET ACTIVE

The Get Out Get Active programme is an exciting new programme that supports disabled and non‑disabled people to take part in fun and inclusive activities together.

GOGA will enable Active Humber to support a wide range of our partners to develop inclusive ways of advocating physical activity across our least active communities in North and North East Lincolnshire. The funding will make a real difference across these communities; supporting partners to break down barriers, developing more local volunteers and supporting activity in those areas where there are currently less opportunities to be active.  

April 1st 2020 was the launch for Get out Get Active . During the COVID-19 crisis the message from the Government is to "Stay in Stay Active" so we are developing a resource to keep people active during this time. The resource contains fun everyday movements to help you to work towards your 30 minutes of physical activity each day. 

We'd love to hear about your keeping active at home stories so please send them in to us at awrightham@activehumber.co.uk 

For more ways to keep active during this time visit our Stay Active page 

https://activehumber.co.uk/be-inspired/stay-active-at-home/links-and-inspiration/aa-links-and-inspiration

Longhurst Group Project - Grimsby

Active Humber have been working with a Longhurst Group colleagues to deliver sessions including New Age Kurling, Chair Based Exercise and Tai Chi to residents and visitors at Carrington Gardens – a luxury over 55s development.

Housing Support Officer Brian Noble said of the project;

"We have a lot of customers with long term health problems who are unable to get out and do much to get their heart rate up, so this programme will be targeting them.

We’ve been splitting the hour long sessions up into three sections, with 20 minutes for New Age Kurling, 20 minutes of Chair Based Exercise and then 20 minutes of Tai Chi. These sessions can be adapted to suit the tastes of the participants.

The vibe so far has been great and I am continuing to work with colleagues from across the Group to try and reach as many customers as we can to help improve their health and wellbeing.”

How Can I Get Active?

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