Move with Mary Campaign
Age NI have teamed up with Lady Mary Peters to launch an exercise programme aimed specifically at keeping older people moving whilst at home.
Move with Mary is a series of five exercise videos. They cater for every level of capability, ranging from simple seated stretches, to balance, strength and gentle aerobic exercises suited to older people. The videos have been developed In partnership to support the work of the Northern Ireland Frailty Network, Age Friendly Network NI, care homes and Age Sector Networks delivering locally for the benefit of older people. A booklet, ‘Keeping Well at Home’ compliments this online resource.
Launched in June 2020, this campaign supports persons at home, especially as health experts have warned of the dangers to older people from a lack of regular movement and as UK research* reveals that 40% of older people are worried about the effects of the lockdown on their mental health and physical wellbeing.
Videos can be assessed https://www.youtube.com/user/agenitv