Older Adults & Disability

In 2015, The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence made it clear that "disability, dementia and frailty can be prevented or delayed'' with growing evidence showing that 'the miracle cure' of exercise improves cognitive ability and reduces the risk of dementia, not only in midlife but also in the 70s and 80s.

Facts and Figures

In 2016 in the UK, 18% of people were aged 65 and over, whereas in Berkshire's areas it reached percentages as high as 21% in Bracknell, 24% in Wokingham, 25% in Windsor and Maidenhead and 27% in West Berkshire [Office for National Statistics, Report 2016]

We deliver and support programmes including walking groups, gardening, cooking clubs, and volunteering which have all been shown to improve the health and wellbeing of people at all ages with long-term conditions.

Ever Active Programme

GBA works with many local partners to deliver community-based activity sessions aimed at increasing activity levels and reducing social isolation of older & disabled adults in Reading & West Berkshire.

Get Berkshire Active, in partnership with Age UK Berkshire have developed a 'Right For Me' tool to help those with Long Term Health Conditions discover which type of activities would be most suitable for them.

We understand that each individual is different and are affected by a condition very differently therefore we designed the tool based on statements level of independence. The tool also allows for fluctuations in conditions day to day and even improvements or decline over time.

Join to provide physical activity for elderly people

Contact Nick Rance nick.rance@getberkshireactive.org

Disability Sport

If you are interested in getting active or taking part in disability sport there are a wide range of opportunities across Berkshire. Please see our Disability Sport Club Directory for more information.

Berkshire Sport for All aims to develop Disability Sport across the whole of Berkshire providing opportunities for a diverse range of abilities.

Berkshire Sport for All managed by SportsAble has teamed up with Get Berkshire Active to achieve funding for this project and we are one of the supporting partners to help this initiate grow throughout Berkshire.

To find out more about the project or to offer some voluntary hours please contact:

damian.ng@sportsable.co.uk or niall.mccaffrey@sportsable.co.uk

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