According to the Active Lives Survey 31% of adults aged 67-74, and 33% of adults aged 75-84 in Wiltshire are inactive. A recent report from Age UK shows that levels of inactivity among older adults have increased significantly due to Covid-19.
While some older people have used the last few months as an opportunity to do more exercise and improve their fitness, our research suggests that many have seen their health deteriorate in the face of isolation and reduced opportunities to socialise and be physically active – sometimes drastically so.
Our Work - Ageing Well
Ageing Well is one of the three key areas embedded in our new strategy. We want to ensure that older people can access opportunities to be physically active across the county, improving physical and mental wellbeing. In order to achieve this, we work with a variety of partners.
Click the pages below to find out more about projects we support and how you can get involved.
Find out about your local Age UK Fitness and Friendship Club.
A new programme in 2020 providing opportunities for care home residents to be active through competing in a variety of challenges against other care homes.
Live Longer Better
WASP are proud to be joining other Active Partnerships in becoming part of the Live Longer Better Programme. The programme is focused on developing new ways of thinking about older people, creating a network to support people to live longer better, reduce the need for health and social care, and reverse the effects of lockdown.
Find out more about Live Longer Better.
Activities for Older Adults
Get some inspiration and ideas for activities you can get involved in at home, and in your local area.
Resources, advice and exercises to improve strength and balance to prevent falls.