Active Adults

We aim to help adults in the Vale of Glamorgan stay healthy and active 

 

Health guidelines recommend:

  • Adults take part in at least 150 minutes moderate intensity activity, 75 minutes’ vigorous activity, or a mixture of both each week, as well as strengthening activities on two days and reducing extended periods of sitting

     

  • Each week older adults should aim to accumulate 150 minutes (two and a half hours) of moderate intensity aerobic activity, building up gradually from current levels.

 

Physical activity can:

  • Benefit health

  • Improve sleep

  • Help maintain healthy weight

  • Manages stress

  • Improves quality of life

Physical activity reduces your chances of:

  • Type II Diabetes -40%

  • Cardiovascular disease -35%

  • Falls, depression etc. -30%

  • Joint and back pain  -25%

  • Cancers (colon and breast) -20%

 

We work with a range of partners to increase opportunities for adults to become active. This includes promoting existing opportunities and working in partnership to develop new opportunities.

 

Local sports and physical activity clubs

There are already lots of great opportunities within the community for adults to take part in.

 

They offer a variety of opportunities from informal turn up and play sessions to coached sessions, so there should be opportunities for all.

 

Being part of a local club also brings social benefits with many clubs organising social activities so they are a great way to meet new people.

 

Sports Clubs

60 Plus Active Leisure Scheme

 

This is a project targeted at people aged 60+ who are not active or those who do not participate in activity very often. In consultation with the local 60+ population and our partners, we have organised a programme of activities to give people the chance to try out new activities and if they like them, continue to participate.

This project aims to not only increase the amount of time people are active but also hopes to increase opportunities to meet new people and socialise with others.

 

Three new projects are currently being coordinated across the Vale – 

 

    • Golden Pass (Vale Wide) – This project offers Vale residents aged 60+ the opportunity to access eight free sessions of sport and physical activity in their community. We ideally want to hear from residents who do little or no physically activity normally. To access a Golden Pass, please email goldenpass@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk for more information or complete the form.

 

    • Golden Fund (Vale Wide) – up to £500 funding is available for groups/organisations to create new activity targeting the 60+ age group. The Healthy Living Team are working to create a menu of activities that is inclusive, accessible and attractive for the age group. To access the application form, please follow this link. For more information, please contact epottinger@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.

 

    • Golden Activators (Vale Wide) – the Healthy Living Team have recently recruited six new volunteers to help more people aged 60+ become more active. For more information, please follow this link to the press release.  If you are interested in becoming a Golden Activator, please complete the application form.

 

               For more information, please contact epottinger@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.

 

National Exercise Referral Scheme

Helping to make physical activity a new way of life for people who suffer from health problems in the Vale of Glamorgan. Residents with certain medical conditions can be referred by their doctors to the scheme to improve their lifestyles by being supported to take part in physical activity.

 

Exercise Referral Scheme

 

Wellbeing Walks

We have compiled a number of walks to keep you and your family healthy, active and having fun. Why not give them a try!

 

Wellbeing Walks