Let’s Move – Physical Inactivity in Older Adults

Rates of inactivity in older adults (those aged 55 and above) in Lincolnshire are worse than the national average, with 31% of adults aged 55 – 74 and 59% of adults aged over 75 in Lincolnshire inactive, compared with national averages of 27% and 49% respectively (Active Lives Survey 18/19).

To help meet the predicted increase in demand for care from an inactive and ageing population, and in-line with the Blueprint for a more active Lincolnshire, Active Lincolnshire want to increase rates of activity and decrease rates of inactivity in older adults by promoting and supporting regular daily activity

In 2019 Active Lincolnshire, working with Let’s Move Lincolnshire, commissioned Social Change UK to survey and interview older people (55+ years) and partners across the county in order to understand how we could promote and support regular daily activity among older adults in Lincolnshire.

Due to covid-19 the planned workshop to review this research is unable to take place, however final reports and presentations are available below, click on the images to view.

Presentations

Workshop Introduction and Context

Workshop Introduction and Context

Physical Activity in Older Adults (55+) Research

Physical Activity in Older Adults (55+) Research

Centre for Ageing Better, Physical activity in later life slides

Centre for Ageing Better – Physical activity in later life

Research Report

Executive Summary cover

Download the Executive Summary

Lets Move Older Adults and Physical Inactivity Report Cover

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