Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic most adults 65+ were physically inactive, experienced numerous health problems, which could be prevented/ reduced with increased physical activity. Wessex approaches to getting older people active only reached 1% of the Wessex population over 65, 592 781 people (Office of National Statistic’s 2018) which will increase to 21% by 2030 (approx. 717, 0000).
During the pandemic, the advice for many has been to stay home and shield. There is concern that this more sedentary, socially isolated way of living, has caused loss of strength and balance to individuals in higher risk groups who may have already been at risk of, or already living with some degree of frailty.
What is Active Lives?
Active Lives, is an evidence-based, physical activity digital tool, designed for those 65+. The tailored programme helps improve physical activity levels easily and safely, helping individuals stay mentally sharp, active, fit and healthy by:
Who is involved in working with us on this project?
We are working with a variety of key stakeholders including charitable/ voluntary services, social prescribers, and other NHS staff to learn which pathways have the biggest impact when offering digital interventions to those 65+, and how many people then use the intervention.
Need more Help and resources?
I am part of a service that works with people 65+, can I preview the intervention to find out how it works?
(We suggest when asked for your email address you enter your own first name@ last name, rather than your full email address, this helps us to keep track of which of our partners have looked at the website and you avoid getting emails meant for patients. There are a few questions at the start of the website where participants record demographic details, helping us learn whether the service has an equitable reach, you can skip these if you prefer)
I am part of a service, employed by the NHS and would like to signpost an individual to Active Lives, is there a link I can send?
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