Source: Hertfordshire County Council
This year is Hertfordshire’s Year of Physical Activity and Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) is working organisations across the county to encourage older people to become more active.
If your service users are able, why not consider the different ways you can get involved to help service users to increase their physical activity. Your staff may also benefit from this scheme.
It has been proven that physical activity for 30 minutes 5 times a week can:
- Keep the body strong and promote long-term independence and enjoyment of life
- Boost energy, confidence and mood
- Keep the mind sharp
- Bring social benefits and fun
- Be broken down into chunks of 10 minutes each day, several times a week
If you’re keen to get involved, and want to know more about the campaign and to help service users and staff to receive vouchers for free local activities just visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/nevertoolate
Stop Falls Campaign
HCPA and the Herts-wide Stop Falls Campaign are supporting the Never to Late Campaign. Much of this years Stop Falls Campaign focuses on the importance of exercise for individuals at a variety of levels.
Care Homes staff can come to one of HCPA’s Chair Based Exercise courses to be qualified in delivering this exercise within their home.
» Click here to see all available courses
Homecare providers can link to exercise sessions taking place in the community.
» Click here to express your interest
Look out for further Stop Falls projects throughout the year to support getting friends and relatives involved in exercise!