Thursday 13th October, 10am @St. Mary’s Sports Hall
Go for Life Fun Day
All adults – including older adults – need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five days a week. Go for Life is the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people in Ireland and has lots of ways to help you to be more active.
Go for Life is an Age & Opportunity initiative, funded by Sport Ireland and run in co-operation with the Health Service Executive. It is a national programme for sport and physical activity which aims to empower and enable older people by promoting physical activity with active retirement associations, senior citizens groups, day care and community centres around the country. The benefits of physical activity to our physical health as we age are well-established. However, research is building the evidence base that physical exercise is also beneficial to our mental health and brain function. “CARDI-funded projects have shown that people engaged in even moderate physical activity have a much less chance of having depressive symptoms. Physical activity may also be linked to brain plasticity which aids with stroke rehabilitation, while there is emerging evidence of a link between increased physical activity and improved memory function”
Laois Sports Partnership are delighted to host a Go for Life Fun and welcomes all older adults to join in the day. Activities will include dance, music and games. For further information please contact Laois Sports Partnership (057) 8671248.