Due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus many of us have found ourselves housebound and unable to engage in any of the activities or classes we normally would. This is particularly difficult for older people who are self-isolating.
To try and incorporate some physical activity into our day Age and Opportunity will broadcast three live 15 minute physical activity sessions that older adults can join along to – ‘Age and Opportunity Movement Minutes’.
The first will be a seated activity session, the second will be a standing activity session and the third will be a mix of seated and standing. Join Age and Opportunity on their Facebook page for ‘Age & Opportunity Movement Minutes’ on:
(1 ) Monday, March 23 at 11am: Seated Physical Activity Session for Older Adults
(2 ) Wednesday, March 25 at 11am: Standing Physical Activity Session for Older Adults
(3 ) Friday, March 27 at 11am: Seated and Standing Physical Activity Session for Older Adults
It’s been a difficult time for everyone as we take precautions to protect each other from coronavirus. Age and Opportunity hope this initiative will bring people together online and remind all of us that our active community still exists.
The videos will be available on their Facebook page even after the live sessions so people will have a chance to re-watch them over the coming weeks. This also means that when people are able to return to their usual activities or classes they won’t be deconditioned.
Age and Opportunity provide a range of opportunities for older people who want to get more involved in arts and culture, sport and physical activity, civic engagement and personal development. They reach approximately 120,000 people all over the country and their aim is to inspire people aged 50+ to live a dynamic life in which they are more active, more visible, more creative and more connected.