Helping older people in Suffolk have a good quality of life
A project designed to establish sustainable sport and physical activity opportunities in rural villages across the county. By mid-2017 new activity will have been established in 100 villages in Suffolk primarily for those aged 50 years and above.
Named after Lowestoft Olympian and sporting hero Anthony Ogogo, this partnership programme targets both the over 50s and young mothers by taking traditional sport to non traditional venues. An estimated 2,400 people are expected to beneﬁt from the project.
Great East Swim 50+ programme
A 12-week training programme, running each year from 2013 to 2016, linked to the Great East Swim. It is aimed at inactive people over 50, who want to make a change to their physical activity levels, using a mass participation challenge as their motivation.
Activity in care settings
Integrating good quality creative, cultural and physical activities within social care brings positive outcomes to all involved: to people who use services, staff, volunteers, family carers and care providers. Work to date has included a conference for care providers, the provision of training for activity co-ordinators and care setting managers and the production of an advocacy tool to stimulate discussion and action on the value and importance of activity in care settings