Go for Life
The Go for Life Programme aims to increase participation among older people in recreational sport and physical activity. The Programme is administered by Age and Opportunity.
A Go for Life National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People is administered annually and is usually asdvertised each September. Active age clubs and organisations for older adults throughout County Sligo are encouraged to apply for funding for physical activity programmes.
The national grant scheme is just one element of the Go for Life programme and complements the other main strands in the programme:
• Active Living programme
• Sports Participation programme
Go for Life is co-ordinated locally by the Health Service Executive and further details are available from Geraldine Delorey at 071 9152000 or email@example.com
At a local level Sligo Sport and Recreation and the Health Service Executive support programmes and ‘come and try’ events in physical activity for older adults in activities including:
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Seniors Sports Fest
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership in conjunction with the Health Promotion Department of the HSE West jointly organise and host what has now become the Annual Seniors Sports Fest for Active Age clubs in Co. Sligo. Participants from clubs all over Sligo come together for a wonderful fun-filed day of physical activity and exercise. The Seniors Sports Fest has now become firmly established as an annual event on the Active Age club calendar with positive feedback received from participants at this year’s fest.
The event aims to introduce older adults from active age clubs in Sligo to a variety of appropriate physical activity and promote and encourage it as part of their daily lives. On the day, the activities get underway with a gentle aerobic workout session that gets everybody up and moving. Following on from this, everyone heads of f on an enjoyable ‘Walk for All’ around the IT Sligo Sports Centre Athletics Track and environs. Attendants then got the opportunity to participate in a Boccia demonstration and Kurling games and a competition as well as as Fittle Sticks, Nordic Walking, Archery Demos, Dance, Relaxation and Exercise to Music. The day is thoroughly enjoyed by all participants judging by the feedback each year, with huge congratulations extended to the Active Age participating for their sense of fun and enjoyment in getting fully involved in the physical activity and remaining active as part of their daily living.