Knit a tiny hat. Make a big difference!
Find out more about the work Age Scotland does in local communities.
Find out more
Browse products tailored for the over 50s that support our charitable work.
The 2009 Scottish Health Survey illustrates that participation in sport and exercise is falling with age among both men and women.
Only 19% of those aged 65-74 are doing the recommended levels of physical activity, while a mere 8% of those 75+ are doing the recommended level of exercise, a figure that is static from the previous year.
Older people should be supported to make informed choices about maintaining and improving their health and independence. Involving third sector partners would be a welcome step – indeed many Age Scotland member groups already provide opportunities to encourage physical activity in later life. However, older people have often been neglected in these initiatives more broadly. In order to make this approach to public health work, it must address issues that matter for people in later life, such as social isolation, malnutrition and falls prevention.
World Congress on Active Ageing
Set your location to see what Age Scotland offers in your local area.
Sign up to the Age Scotland newsletter for the latest updates.
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
Set the appearance of this website so you can read it more easily
To see information relating to England, Northern Ireland or Wales set your preference below: