Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:20
Physical Activity is an important part of all our lives and keeping active is especially important as we get older.
The Leicester-Shire & Rutland 'Feel Alive from 65' campaign week launches on 26th September 2016 and will be an amazing time to take part in a programme of physical activity across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
As part of this fantastic campaign, we are pleased to announce the 5th Annual 'Feel Alive from 65 Celebration' where we recognise our active older generation. This prestigious event is being sponsored once again by imago and will take place on Thursday 27th October at The Link Hotel, Loughborough.
This is your chance to nominate, in a range of categories, those over the age of 65 who are participating in physical activity either personally, for the benefit of others or through volunteering in the community.
All nominees must be aged 65 years or older. As in previous years, considering all the nominations received, an award for the actual' Oldest Participant' will also be presented at the Celebration.
Physical Activity Award - Lifelong Participation
This award is for those who have been lifelong advocates of physical activity and continue to participate in at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week.
Physical Activity Award - Newcomer to Participation
This award is to recognise those who have recently started to participate in physical activity and who are advocates of the benefits of taking part.
Active Ageing Award
This award is to recognise those over 65 who are supporting other older adults to continue to be physically active by encouraging and exploring enjoyable activity options to ensure they retain their mobility and wellbeing.
Active Environment Award
This award is for anyone supporting their health, fitness and wellbeing by working within urban space, greenspace, parkland, woodland, built or natural environment, whether it's creating, maintaining or protecting the environment.
Referral Scheme Award
This award is for those who have been participating within specific referral schemes such as GP, Heart Smart etc and who have taken the steps towards an improved healthy lifestyle and who are an inspiration to others.
Community Group Award - Social
This award is for groups who meet on a regular basis and who are benefitting from participating in physical activity on a recreational and/or competitive basis.
Community Group Award - Condition Specific
This award is for groups which have been formed to engage with physical activity to support people facing the challenges of specific medical conditions.
The closing date for nominations is Monday 10th October 2016.
For more information visit the link below.