Encouraging healthy and active rural communities for people aged 60 and over with GO Active Gold
With Sport England funding, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council Leisure Team started delivering a three year project, GO Active Gold, in January 2016.
GO Active Gold Activators work in partnership with 70 targeted villages across both districts, to set up a range of sports and physical activities.
We want older people to experience a better quality of life with improved health and an increased chance of remaining independent for longer, in a supportive and caring community.
- Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down. Inactivity causes higher rates of falls, obesity, heart disease and early death compared with the general population.
- Activities include walking football, bowls, table tennis, yoga, Pilates, tai chi, senior circuits, strength and balance classes, Nordic walking and dancing. The Go Active Gold Programme is attached but to find out where GO Active Gold activities take place, please visit:
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