Active adults

Whatever your age or ability, there is something to help everyone be active and to have fun at the same time.

Here’s a taster of some of the options on offer in South Derbyshire:

Stay Active and Independent for Longer

The Stay Active and Independent for Longer (S.A.I.L) project is a physical activity initiative aimed at providing adults living within South Derbyshire the opportunity to:

  • become more physically active.
  • improve mental wellbeing.
  • remain independent for longer.
  • meet new people and explore new groups.

Getting active is one of the best ways that you can improve your overall health and wellbeing. Whatever your starting point or current activity levels, S.A.I.L has plenty of ideas and advice to help you get started (pdf, 10.8mb).

South Derbyshire has so much to offer its residents with a wide range of activities, community groups and sports clubs within the region. The SAIL Information and activities booklet has just some of the activities and sessions you could attend, try for the first time, or pick up an old hobby.

Contact the S.A.I.L team for further details via email mark.wozniak@southderbyshire.gov.uk or by telephone 07966490813

Please note - Due to COVID-19 restrictions all our sessions are currently suspended until further notice for the safety of all customers and staff. They will be back up and running as soon as it is safe to do so.  For further information please contact customer.services@southderbyshire.gov.uk or why not contact us via our Active South Derbyshire Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ActiveSouthDerbyshire

Well for Winter

The winter months can be tough, perhaps this year more than ever. Low temperatures and shorter days can lead us to stay indoors more, move less and detach from normal activities.

But there are things we can do to adapt, look ahead and make positive changes to reduce the pressures of winter. Well for Winter is a campaign led by Shift which aims to inspire individuals and communities. The Well for Winter pdf booklet is a great place to start – download it here (pdf, 6.2mb).

Walking football
Walking football

Support for elderly and vulnerable residents

Active at Home Booklet (pdf, 3.7mb)

Self-quarantining and new government measures have now meant that many individuals and families across Derbyshire now need to look at alternative ways of getting physical exercise.

As a team and a wider community, we're trying to build activity into our day as much as possible, and supporting those around us to be active in a way that suits them.

For help for those looking for ideas on how to stay active during this period, visit the Active Derbyshire website.

Strictly No Falling (pdf, 86kb) - this community based exercise programme supports people who have fallen or are at risk of falling to improve their strength, balance and coordination. Structured sessions are delivered from community venues by Age UK Derby and Derbyshire in partnership with Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Live Stronger for Longer Booklet (pdf, 5.9mb)

The document below gives loads of tips and advice on how to stay independent and things you can do to prevent falls. Includes exercises and how to get up correctly if you do fall.

Falls are not an inevitable part of getting older. Anyone can have a fall but older people who fall are more likely to end up in hospital.

This booklet will help you assess your risk of having a fall and by taking our Super Six Challenge to help you LIVE STRONGER FOR LONGER.

For more information, visit the Age UK website.