Active Across Ages

by Youth Sport Trust International
Active Across Ages
Jun 13, 2020

Increased need for spotlight on intergenerational activity



Below is the project report for Active Across Ages (37698) from Youth Sport Trust International.



Increased need for spotlight on intergenerational activity


The COVID-19 global pandemic has been a tragedy for care homes – creating increased challenges to keep their residents safe from infection but also providing contact with the outside world to reduce isolation and loneliness. Although severely restricted, the Active Across Ages project has been evolving to find new ways to connect younger people and older people for their mutual benefit.


A series of fun activity cards have been developed for young people to send one a week to their partner care home.  Each highlights a way in which an older person who is having to self-isolate or a group if they are COVID-19 free can enjoy being active.  The cards are designed to help adults aged 65 and over meet the recommended weekly amount and type of  physical activity.  Ten-pin skittles, alphabet challenge, ballet warm-up, sock boccia and dancing days are some of the activities on offer.


Young people are also being encouraged to write letters, make phone calls and connect virtually if they can with the older people they have met through the Active Across Ages project.  Maintaining human connections in these challenging times are a priority and a lifeline for older people without family and friends.


We are hugely grateful for the support received.  THANK YOU



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Youth Sport Trust International

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @YouthSportTrust
Project Leader:
Helen Vost
Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom
$941 raised of $97,776 goal
24 donations
$96,835 to go
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