Active As We Age

4 Week Physical Activity Plan for Older Adults as part of Positive Aging Week.

The Older Adult Home Exercise is fully adaptive for people of all abilities and ages.  The activity tracker will help you track your progress throughout the 4 weeks and show you how achievable it is to reach your dailly activity goals.

Download the plan here or view it below



As you get older it is really important to stay active, and this is even more so the case if you are cocooning.

Being active can help your body to stay strong and supple, improve balance and coordination aiding in falls prevention, cheers you up and boosts your energy.

Just 30 minutes activity a day could have a huge impact on your health.

Here are some tips to get you going:

·     Chair aerobics with Cavan Sports Partnership instructor Roisin.

  • HSE have info on indoor exercises for older people here
  • Strengthening exercises for older adults developed by HSE Physiotherapists in association with Cork Healthy Cities here
  • Age and Opportunity are livestreaming ‘Movement minutes’ on Facebook on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am. You can watch more of their videos here.
  • Go for life also have uploaded some exercise sessions on their Youtube channel, links of which are below


Go For Life- Warm up


Go For Life exercise 2- Sit Fit


Go For Life 3- Better balance


Go For Life 4- Going Strong


Go For Life 5- Aerobics


 Go For life- Stretching

  • Age and Opportunity also have a Fitline that you can call for tips and advice on getting active
  • Siel Bleu have some great exercise videos on their YouTube page
  • HASfit Seniors believes everyone deserves to be fit and healthy. To access a wide range of free workouts for older adults at a level of your choice see HERE