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Activities for older people

Activities available for older people, including the 'Let's Get Moving' programme and walking for health

What activities are there for older people?

There are lots of activities that the Sport, Play and Arts Service run along with other activities we can signpost people to. Have a look at the table below for more information.

Activities for older people

Activity  Further Information

Walking for Health

Walking for Health is a free scheme aimed at encouraging people to take up walking as a way of improving physical health and mental well-being.

It is a series of free guided walks for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness

There are a number of weekly walks in all areas of the East Riding.

Please go to the events page and search by typing "Walking for Health" or download the Walking for Health brochure:

Walking for Health brochure 2017 (pdf 769kb opens in new window)

Healthy Lifestyle programmes

All East Riding Leisure Centres offer a range of healthy lifestyle programmes for older adults, some are aimed at people with a variety of medical problems such as Exercise Referral and the Health Plus programme.

Visit the  East Riding Leisure Centres page for more information.

Let's Get Moving

The Sport, Play and Arts Service's mobile health programme, funded through Adult Services aims to promote independence, increase activity levels and reduce isolation by offering quality fun informal activity sessions for adults 50+ or adults with a disability.

The activities can be offered to a group/village as a one-off taster session and can then be delivered as a 6-week block. All activities offered are designed to be relaxed and to suit all ability levels.

The sessions are run in a variety of locations such as community/village hall, sheltered housing/independent living schemes and residential/care homes.

If you have a group of older people who may be interested in this project, please download our Let's Get Moving leaflet:

Let's Get Moving leaflet (pdf 355kb opens in new window)

Or alternatively, contact Sarah Johnson on (01482) 392526 or email  sarah.johnson@eastriding.gov.uk

Walking football

As part of the Let's Get Moving mobile health programme, the Sport, Play & Arts Service have set up several walking football sessions at East Riding Leisure Centres.

Visit the  East Riding Leisure Centres page for more information.

Walking netball

As part of the Let's Get Moving mobile health programme, the Sport, Play & Arts Service have set up several walking netball sessions at East Riding Leisure Centres.

Visit the  East Riding Leisure Centres page for more information.

To search for other activities (not just physical activity and sport) for older people, then have a look at the Local Links website.

For further information on our activities, you can contact the Sport, Play and Arts Service at:

Email:  sports.dev@eastriding.gov.uk