Agenda item

RVS Grant Project Overview - Ali Kaye (Nac.18.11.2019/3)


Ali Kaye from the RVS ‘Move it or Lose it’ project was welcomed to the meeting.  The project is an exercise-based programme for older people and can be either on a one-to-one basis or group work in a range of locations across the area.  It is part of a large evidence-based national network of registered instructors with a number of aims, including: helping older people to become physically fit through active ageing; falls prevention; reducing social isolation; promoting the independence of older people so that they can remain in their own homes and helping to address mental health problems.  The exercises are simple but effective and tailored to the needs of the individual.  The majority of participants fall within the 75-84 age group.  Two further groups are planned in the New Year at New Lodge Community Centre and at the church.  A Member expressed concern that the sessions may not be accessible to all due to their location.  It was explained that the organisation are looking to recruit volunteer drivers to help people attend sessions which they might otherwise not be able to get to    




(i)            that Ali be thanked for her attendance and contribution;


(ii)          that the update be noted; and


(iii)         Contact details, referral pathway and full details and timetables of organised sessions will be distributed to Members