How Active Communities works with...

Older people

We support and deliver activities for older people (50+) and those with long term conditions to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle and engage in activities which are at a suitable level for them. We aim to support vulnerable people, reduce inequalities, promote health, wellbeing and independence.

How do we work with older people?

Programme schemes and activities are aimed at ages 50+ and include:

  • Walking for health

  • Community sessions, such as walking sports (walking netball, walking football etc) and activities for long terms conditions. Many of these are held at East Riding Leisure Centres

  • Light fun activity sessions set up in village halls led initially by the team and sustained by members of the local community

  • Supporting East Riding carers events and carers groups across the East Riding of Yorkshire

  • Sheltered housing activities for residents of the schemes

  • Working in partnership with organisations such as Parkinsons UK to develop support groups and new activity sessions if none locally

  • Supporting sustained groups to develop further via funding opportunities and upskilling volunteers

A year later with Walking Netball

I’m generally a proactive person, and I like the friendly banter within the group, and not to mention the fact I get regular exercise.

Trisha, recovering from cancer
Molescroft Seniors Intergenerational

I am really going to miss coming to this session. I wish we could do it next year.

I have loved playing games with the seniors and sad this is our last one.

Feedback from students
Walking for Health

There have been 812 people taking part across 23 locations in 2022. All have said they enjoyed it, with 98% reporting improved health and wellbeing, 79% feel less socially isolated and it has helped 74% increase their physical activity.

Annual feedback forms.

Contact Active Communities

Reach out to us for support in any of these areas.

Email Active.Communities@eastriding.gov.uk