What does it do?Healthy Lifestyles advice, physical activity and Flexercise for fun.
Aiming to improve the health and well-being of older adults ensuring that ‘adding years to life also means adding life to years’.
Regular activity is essential in helping to remain agile and independent. It can greatly improve ones sense of well-being as well as help prevent or maintain future health problems.
It makes you feel better and improves self-esteem, because you look and feel better about yourself. It is always enjoyed in a social situation.
Whatever you do start gently and gradually build up the length of time. Government recommendations state that you should build 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.
Ageing Well is a national programme managed by Age Concern England and is funded locally by Somerset NHS PCT. The service promotes physical activity for mental and physical health and well-being - “Adding Years to Life, Adding Life to Years” - and organises activities and sessions throughout Somerset including North Somerset.
Fit as a Fiddle is a national programme run through Age Concern England encouraging physical activity and well being for older people. Fit as a Fiddle is funded by the Big Lottery Fund until 2012.
Who it is for: For older people in Somerset.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, Mendip, North Somerset, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset (Somerset).
How to access or apply for it:
See ther activitiesavailable in your own district or contact Age Concern Somerset above.
Info last updated:27/07/2010.