As we step into February we thought we’d update you on some of the great projects under way from the Live Longer Better team in 2022.
In this bulletin you’ll find highlights from our recent national webinar, information on the Move More initiative to help people with health condition gain confidence to become more active and dates for your diary.
If there’s something you’d like to see in our updates, know more about or share your work and programmes that support people to ‘Live Longer Better’ in Cornwall, please let us know.
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Highlights from the Live Longer Better national webinar
Did you get a chance to join last week’s Live Longer Better national webinar? It was packed with amazing presentations and fascinating speakers.
The impact of Covid on older people’s physical and mental health was a keynote speech based on a survey of almost 20,000 individuals.
Key findings included:
- 24% of older people (around 3.9 million) said their health had got worse since the start of the pandemic.
- 28% of older people (around 4.6 million) agreed they can’t walk as far as they did before the pandemic.
- 33% of older people (around 5.4 million) told us that they feel more anxious since the start of the pandemic.
- 45% of older people (around 7.4 million) were concerned about their ability to access their GP.
You can find out more about these statistics, the effect on ethnic minorities and older carers by watching the full recording of the event here.
Save the date
Come and join our Reconditioning Revolution
Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 10am – 11.30am online event
Make Your Move – We Are Undefeatable
Helping people who experience fatigue, pain, stiffness and low mood is the aim of new videos encouraging individuals to become more active.
The specifically designed sessions are part of the We Are Undefeatable programme, supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England.
Suitable for a variety of activity levels the videos focus on improving strength, balance, coordination, energy and reducing stress.
The videos can be accessed on YouTube or on DVD which can be ordered via email – why not check them out now?
Learning with Experts
Join our online training course! There are 12, six minute videos aimed at helping people to drop a decade in their fitness.
This nationwide programme is designed to reset how we all think and talk about ageing.
It’s vital we spread the word that growing old is not a reason to slow down our mental, physical and cognitive ability!
If you’ve already signed up don’t forget to start learning now by redeeming your code via this link. Or if you’d like to take part, find out more here!
Making Space in Nature
“Need some fresh air, exercise and good company?”
Why not join one of the gardening groups that are running in some parks innFebruary and March.
Drop by and say hi to Becky to find out how you can combine exercise and meeting new people while helping wildlife. Details of the times and locations can be found here.
We're on Facebook!
To help create a Live Longer Better in Cornwall community we’ve created a new Facebook group within the Active Cornwall Facebook page.
Click the link below to join.