fit as a fiddle in the regions

ladies exercising outdoors

The fit as a fiddle programme is divided into nine regions. Each region co-ordinates a portfolio of projects that promote physical activity‚ healthy eating and well-being among older people.

Exercise groupsRegional fit as a fiddle programmes deliver a wide range of innovative and varied projects that promote participation‚ volunteering and new ways to enhance and sustain work on health and well-being. Each fit as a fiddle regional programme is co-ordinated by a regional co-ordinator‚ supported by a regional chair.

Eastern

The Eastern region runs eight varied projects that promote physical activity‚ healthy eating and well-being for older people. These include Dancing for Fun; Eating Well‚ Feeling Well; and cookery and tea dances.
 
 
ladies exercising outdoors

East Midlands

East Midlands fit as fiddle runs physical activity and healthy eating projects‚ focusing on older people in socially isolated rural and urban areas‚ including activities such as walking groups‚ cooking sessions‚ yoga‚ and seated exercise.
 
 
couple walking

London

From football to poetry and from gardening to Nordic walking, fit as a fiddle in London is pioneering new ways of working with older people to support sustainable lifestyle changes that lead to improved health, reduced isolation and greater independence.
 
 
older women drawing

North East

fit as a fiddle North East's 'Fifty Ways to Health' programme trains volunteers as Senior Health Mentors‚ who organise physical activity and well-being sessions for older people‚ including yoga‚ tai chi‚ bowls and balance sessions.
 
 
man playing football

North West

The North West programme supports a wide variety of local partnership work with older people‚ including projects focusing on Black and Minority Ethnic communities‚ care homes‚ rural communities‚ older men‚ inter-generational work‚ and falls prevention.
 
 
couple shopping for fruit

South East

The South East region's projects will be delivered through three Well-being hubs‚ assisted by two centres of excellence. New projects will include healthy walks‚ tai chi‚ chair-based activities and healthy cooking sessions.
 
 
couple outside

South West

The 'Get Up‚ Get Out‚ Get Active' programme encourages older people into physical activity through six new programmes: Elder Ambassador Scheme‚ Walking for Health‚ Fitness for Over-70s‚ Mobility and Activity‚ Fit as a Fish‚ and At My Age.
 
ladies swimming

West Midlands

West Midlands' fit as a fiddle promotes volunteering‚ activity and partnership working through 'Greengagers'‚ promoting gardening projects‚ and 'Prescription for Health'‚ strengthening activity referral schemes via GPs and health professionals.
 
 
woman outside gardening

Yorkshire & Humberside

'Good For Your Health' is a region-wide project‚ training volunteers to be mentors who support physical activity and well-being among older people. The project will also organise health and well-being workshops and activities for people aged over 50.
 
 
two ladies laughing in garden

 

     

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