Sligo Sports Recreation Partnership (SSRP) is leading out on the delivery of the Stronger for Longer project, which has been funded by Sligo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) under its Healthy Ireland Plan under the theme Physical Activity.
Stronger for Longer
The programme, which was launched on 8th October, 2020 aims to promote and facilitate increased levels of physical activity among adults 50+ throughout County Sligo.
Due to restrictions placed on the delivery of this project, all activity will take place virtually/online with participants who have been recruited from all over County Sligo. Two groups are participating in twice-weekly sessions taking place Monday/Wednesday and Monday/Friday for a total of eight weeks.
Participants were recruited through a number of SSRP links and partnerships with local communities and through the range of SSRP Social media channels. The programme was also promoted via local print media and radio.
Contents of the programme include the delivery of a safe and structured fitness programme incorporating strength, balance and coordination activities for people over 50 years of and the development of an Age Friendly equipment library which participants have access to for the duration of the programme. The Programme was launched on 8th October and the Co-ordinator of Sligo Sports Partnership, Deirdre Lavin commented,
“We are delighted to work in partnership with Sligo County Council through the LCDC Healthy Ireland fund to facilitate the innovative Stronger for Longer programme. The aim is get engage people over 50 in strength based physical activity and build their confidence to be more physically active and embrace exercise as part of their long term daily lifestyle for ageing well”.
The Chair of the LCDC Councillor Dara Mulvey welcomed the project saying
“This was a great initiative and would serve the community well during this difficult time”.