Active Ageing Week 2021

Move Your Way.

Active ageing includes staying physically active, staying mentally active, and staying socially connected and active within your community. Connecting with others, learning new skills, making an ongoing contribution to society, and doing the things that give us a sense of purpose are all important to ageing well.

In 2021 it is accepted that any physical activity is beneficial, and evidence shows that the loss of function and muscle mass associated with ageing can be slowed with regular physical activity - including strength, balance and flexibility training. Challenges in maintaining physical activity have come to the fore with COVID-19 lockdowns, people are facing uncertainty in daily routines, even in maintaining our family and social connections. These challenges will pass, however the reality is that many people still do not get involved in physical activity on most days. Individual habits, preferences, abilities and interests can all pose challenges to participating. Older people can be challenged by major life events including illness, surgery, loss of social connections, or retirement. These events may be seen as obstacles but also provide opportunities to find different ways to be active.

The theme 'Move Your Way' encourages individuals to be physically active however they can, reflect on what activities suit them best and find new ways to participate and get involved. 'Move You Way' encourages communities and organisations to offer diverse, novel and interesting ways to engage. There are many ways that we can include movement in our daily life. Not all activities will suit everyone, but everyone can find something to interest them. Many people find combining social connections with an activity is particularly rewarding. Is it gardening, walking with groups or individually, playing with pets, playing modified sports, going to the gym, playing social sports like tennis or golf. It can even be hobbies such as woodworking, volunteering, swimming, surfing… The list is as long as the imagination.

We invite organisations, clubs, and businesses to participate in Active Ageing Week 2021. It’s easy -

• Download the Active Ageing Week toolkit below

• Use the resources to promote the Active Ageing Week messages, the benefits of being physically active, and empower people to be physically active however they can.

• Highlight any activities you might be running during the week on our Active Ageing Week timeline – we would love to hear about the different ways you are staying connected to your community by completing the form below.


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Supporting Partners - ECH Inc, Hospital Research Foundation Group, SANFL

We would love to hear more about your plans for Active Ageing Week - events big or small or about the ways that you may be promoting the week. Tell us how you are celebrating Active Ageing Week and we'll list your event or activity!




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    Check out some of the fantastic events that are being held during Active Ageing Week 2021


    • ECH INC - WALKING GROUP COLONEL LIGHT GARDENS

      Walking Group Colonel Light Gardens

      A great way to exercise, meet like-minded people and maintain good heart health. Followed by morning tea at a nearby café (at own cost).

      Tuesday 5th Oct

      9:30am - 10:30am

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - TAI CHI WITH DEAN AT THE PEAR CAFE

      Tai Chi with Dean at the Pear Cafe

      Discover Tai Chi and learn relaxing exercises focussing on breathing, balance and posture. Enjoy a coffee on site after (at own cost).

      Tuesday 5th Oct

      10:30am - 11:30am

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - NUTRITION FOR LIFE INFO SESSION

      Nutrition for life info session

      Learn how nutrition goals change as you age when it comes to intake of protein, energy and vitamins. Hosted by an ECH Dietitian

      Tuesday 5th Oct

      10:00am - 10:45am

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - WALKING FOOTY COME AND TRY

      Walking Footy come and try

      A safe game with no running, tackling or bumping, Walking Footy is a great way to incorporate exercise in your life in a social and fun way.

      Wednesday 6th Oct

      10:00am - 12:00pm

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - WALKING GROUP VICTOR HARBOR

      Walking group Victor Harbor

      A great way to exercise, meet like-minded people and maintain good heart health. Followed by morning tea at a nearby café (at own cost).

      Wednesday 6th Oct

      9:00am - 10:00am

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - WALKING GROUP HENLEY BEACH

      Walking group Henley Beach

      A great way to exercise, meet like-minded people and maintain good heart health. Followed by morning tea at a nearby café (at own cost).

      Wednesday 6th Oct

      9:00am - 10:00am

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - NUTRITION FOR LIFE INFO SESSION

      ECH Group - Nutrition for life info session

      Learn how nutrition goals change as you age when it comes to intake of protein, energy and vitamins. Hosted by an ECH Dietitian.

      Wednesday 6th Oct

      10:00am - 10:45am

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - EDIBLE FLOWERS WORKSHOP

      ECH Group - Edible flowers workshop

      Visit the ECH community garden. Join us to learn about and try different varieties of edible flowers. Morning tea provided.

      Wednesday 6th Oct

      10:30am - 11:30am

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - CUMBERLAND PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE

      Cumberland Park Community Centre

      Come and try a range of wellness activities such as bocce, line dancing, table tennis, game of pool and crafts. Lunch provided.

      Wednesday 6th Oct

      10:00am - 12:00pm

      GOLD COIN - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - WALKING FOOTY COME AND TRY

      Walking Footy come and try

      A safe game with no running, tackling or bumping, Walking Footy is a great way to incorporate exercise in your life in a social and fun way.

      Wednesday 6th Oct

      10:00am - 12:00pm

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - WALKING GROUP BURNSIDE

      Walking group Burnside

      A great way to exercise, meet like-minded people and maintain good heart health. Followed by morning tea at a nearby café (at own cost).

      Thursday 7th Oct

      9:30am - 10:30am

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - TAI CHI SESSION AT ECH WELLNESS

      Tai Chi session at ECH Wellness

      Discover Tai Chi and learn relaxing exercises focussing on breathing, balance and posture. Available to new clients only.

      Friday 8th Oct

      12:00pm - 12:45pm

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - WALKING GROUP MODBURY

      Walking group Modbury

      A great way to exercise, meet like-minded people and maintain good heart health. Followed by morning tea at a nearby café (at own cost).

      Monday 11th Oct

      10:00am - 11:00am

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - WALKING GROUP WALKERVILLE

      Walking group Walkerville

      A great way to exercise, meet like-minded people and maintain good heart health. Followed by morning tea at a nearby café (at own cost).

      Monday 11th Oct

      9:30am - 10:30am

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

    • ECH INC - WALKING FOOTBALL COME AND TRY

      Walking Football Come and Try

      A safe game with no running, tackling or bumping, Walking Footy is a great way to incorporate exercise in your life in a social and fun way.

      Monday 11th Oct

      10:00am - 12:00pm

      FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

      For more information or to book, call 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Alternatively, visit ech.asn.au for more information.

     
     
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