Previous work with Older Adults

North Yorkshire Sport have previously collaborated with public health colleagues to develop, design, and deliver appropriate opportunities to support older adults.

North Yorkshire Sport has worked with partners to support:

  • Condition specific concerns where exercise sessions help individuals manage their condition.
  • Exercise sessions which help address strength, balance and coordination concerns of older participants.
  • Inclusive, informal participation exercise sessions to address loneliness and isolation concerns.

This has strengthened North Yorkshire Sports relationship and reputation with health and social care partners, providing them with recognised physical activity interventions.

Escape Pain

ESCAPE-pain, a group rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better. For more information click here.

Strong and Steady

Strong and Steady was a 12-week programme where health professionals referred vulnerable older people who had had or were in danger of having a trip or fall. North Yorkshire Sport facilitated the recruitment of instructors to deliver 20 sessions throughout the 7 districts of North Yorkshire. Age UK managed the single point of contact for referrals. Additional support included North Yorkshire Sport organising a closed OTAGO course through Later Life Training to support instructors to deliver standardised, proven sessions. More information about Later Life Training here.

Our work with Partners

The above examples were commissioned by the Scarborough and Ryedale Primary Care Trust and North Yorkshire County Council Public Health and Stronger Communities teams respectively.

All associate monitoring and evaluation was managed and completed by North Yorkshire Sport illustrating the success of these time limited programmes.

Learning from this work with non-traditional partners illustrates how sport, physical activity and movement can impact health and social service aims and objectives.

Get in Touch

To find out more about this previous work please contact:

Simon Pierce
Health and Wellbeing Manager
07414 911218

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