‘Stay Mobile Stay Connected’ is a campaign to change the way we think about older people’s health.
A group of older adults, aged 79 to 92, have created six campaign films with their own advice on achieving happiness and health in later life.
Their first-hand tips range from practical ways to stay on your feet and to avoid loneliness, to much more political demands for changing how public money is spent.
“If they could grit the pavements when it’s icy, and repair these uneven paving stones which are everywhere, falls could be prevented, and it would cost much less money.”
Get Up and Get Moving – Advice for resilience
Prevention is Better than Cure
Push Yourself – The courage it takes to get out
Speak to the Dog-walkers
Hugs Not Drugs
A Real Eye-opener – Behind the Scenes at ‘Stay Mobile Stay Connected’
The ‘Stay Mobile Stay Connected’ campaign began in September 2017 with a co-design workshop, bringing together older adults professional practitioners involved in delivering services.