Active Together

Active Ageing Week in Harborough - Monday 29th September – Sunday 5th October 2014

Active older adults

Harborough’s Active Ageing Week is back and includes a packed programme of activities for people to try!

Active Together promotes lifelong physical activity but being physically active in later life is particularly important because -

older adults who participate in any amount of physical activity gain some health, social and wellbeing benefits such as -

  • improved muscle strength
  • improved balance and co-ordination
  • reduced risk of falls
  • social Benefits: meet new people, take up a new hobby, do activities with your friends and family
  • wellbeing Benefits: improve your mood, improve your confidence, reduce stress, gain more self esteem

Older adults (aged 65+) should aim to be active daily. A minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity (in bouts of ten minutes or more) each week is recommended by the Department of Health.

One way to approach this is to do 30 minutes on at least 5 days a week. Muscle-strengthening activities should be included on at least two days of the week.

So, with line dancing, kurling, carpet bowls, Nordic walking and table tennis, to name a few, to chose from, we hope there is an activity for all to enjoy!

Active Together's full programme of activities are aimed at adults aged 60+, although, if you are younger and would like to participate in any of our Active Ageing Week activities, please feel free to attend.

For further information about Active Ageing Week activities in Harborough, please contact the Active Together team on 01858 828282 or email activetogether@harborough.gov.uk