We are living longer, but not in better health.
Too many older adults are not able to enjoy the benefits of an active life.
This can impact both our health and our quality of life – our strength to lift the grandchildren, our mobility to see friends and our capability to remain independent in our own homes.
Regardless of your age, movement makes people happier and healthier.
What we did and how communities benefitted
Despite the positive benefits, we know that maintaining an active life as we get older can be challenging.
Work, family and caring commitments can understandably take priority and societal narratives often reinforce the notion that as we age, we will and should slow down.
And so, Sport England has worked with 25 Active Ageing partners over the past five years to support more than 30,000 older adults into sport and physical activity; and, to learn how to provide positive, inclusive physical activity experiences that support older adults to build more sport and physical activity into their daily lives.