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A key area of our East Riding Sport and Active Recreation Strategy is improving activity levels of older people. The East Riding has an ageing population and levels of physical activity are quite low.
We provide a wide range of activities targeted at older people of all abilities. Some examples are listed below:
Walking for Health (low level walks of varying length across the East Riding)
- “Let’s Get Moving” programme (activities aimed at over 50’s in rural areas)
- Low level physical activity sessions in community venues, delivered by our community sports coaches, for example circuit classes and soft bowls sessions in village halls
- Activities in leisure centres aimed at over 50s, for example classes, tea dances
- Active in Age programmes (activities aimed at people in residential homes)
Exercise Referral (activity programme aimed at people with a variety of health problems).
The following pdf document Walking for Health is also available to download.
Walking for Health brochure (pdf 1.53mb opens in new window)
Many leisure centres also offer a number of activities for older people.
To search for other activities (not just physical activity and sport) for older people, then have a look at the PRIME directory.
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‘Let’s Get Moving’ is the sport and play development service's mobile health programme, which is funded through the council's adult services’ ‘Promoting Independence’ stream.
The aim of the programme is to offer quality activity sessions and information to adults aged 50+ across the East Riding.
The sessions are designed to be informal and relaxed and are run in various locations such as community halls, sheltered housing schemes and residential homes.
Activities such as boccia (a form of bowls), chair based exercise, new age curling, light circuit training, badminton and much more.
Have a look at our events calendar to see if there is a session in your area. For more information on the scheme, please contact us by completing the general enquiry form on the right hand side of the page.
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Active in Age is an accredited peer mentor training programme which aims to enable older people to lead gentle movement and exercise sessions in community settings.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council works in partnership with the NHS East Riding health trainers and the Beth Johnson Foundation to train peer mentors in the delivery of gentle, fun exercises to music for older people, encouraging older people to retain and improve functional fitness.
For more information, please contact us by completing the general enquiry form on the the right hand side of the page. Top of page