Events between 2020 - 2021 and beyond has meant many people have spent significant amounts of time at home and unable to take part in their everyday routines, including exercise and simply getting out and about. For older adults this can lead to reduced fitness and muscle strength; key elements to help stay healthy, reduce the risk of a fall and maintain independence.
A number of organisations has produced resources to help older adults stay active during and after lockdown:
Staying active during and after lockdown webinar recordings
This is a series of webinar recordings on a range of topics by experts to guide older adults (including those with disabilities) on how to stay active and connected. It is produced by the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, Sydney University and Sydney Local Health District.
View the webinar recordings at the
Institute for Musculoskeletal Health
Stay Strong to Keep Moving Campaign
This is a campaign by the Council of the Ageing NSW (COTA), Arthritis NSW, Diabetes NSW and ACT, and the National Heart Foundation. It aims to bring older adults simple ways to be more active (and resume activity) as a result of COVID-19.
Staying Active and Healthy at Home
NSW Health has the Staying Active and Healthy at Home resources available. They include practical tips and information for older adults to stay active, healthy and connected at home. These items are available at the Staying Active and Healthy at Home tab on this page.