Move with Mary
Age NI have teamed up with Lady Mary Peters to launch an exercise programme aimed specifically at keeping older people moving during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
The launch comes 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.
Our CEO Linda Robinson explains why we wanted to bring you this campaign; “Our service users and their families are telling us that they are worried about the effects of not moving as regularly over this past three months.”
“That’s why we wanted to do something to help them to keep moving while at home. We are thrilled to have Lady Mary Peters leading this important campaign. With Move with Mary, we’re going to give Joe Wicks a run for his money!”
You can watch the first video above and find the rest on our YouTube channel throughout the week.
Keeping Well at Home
Download the 'Keeping Well at Home' booklet. It has lots of ideas and suggestions to keep us safe and well at home. The is advice on everything from mental health, exercises and nutrition.