What is Physical Literacy at this stage?
The wide range of skills developed from being engaged in sport and physical activity in earlier years can ‘open up lots of doors’ to other opportunities in life. This could result in coaching, volunteering, job opportunities and joining various networks.
What can I do to play my part?
At this stage in life, many different responsibilities command time. This can result in a drop on the levels of physical activity. There is a danger at this point of health issues creeping in placing additional stress on the health service.
Having the option to also meet up with friends in a fun, social environment gives the feel good factor and motivates older adults to stay engaged and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Options such as family friendly activities, recreational activities and even adapted versions of sports can offer opportunities for individuals at these stages in life. All of these options are available for you to signpost patients to within the community.
Are you in a position to signpost patients to appropriate physical opportunities in the community?
Being able to do this could offer an alternative prescription to prevent and/or address health concerns.