Public Health England reports that physical activity declines with age so much that by the age of 75 years only one in ten men and one in 20 women are active enough to maintain good health, but we know that there are lots of Londoners who buck this trend.This January City Hall has launched 'Get Moving', an initiative to encourage Londoners over the age of 65 to stay involved in city life. Get Moving will fund activities that create an opportunity for Londoners in later life to improve their health and well-being. It could be Latin dancing, ballet, tai chi or yoga – whatever gets the heart rate going and encourages creativity and connections with others. Projects will be delivered by local partners across London starting in the Spring, boosted in the Summer by a series of inspirational events.
Could London’s vibrant creative community hold the key to improving our older citizens’ quality of life? Are you an active Londoner aged over 65? Or do you have a parent, grandparent or friend who loves to stay active? We want to hear what physical activity you (or they) take part in and enjoy. Where do older Londoners go to take part? What impact is it having on health and quality of life? Are there any activities you or they have wanted to try but haven’t been able to? Tell us here.