Strength in Old Age Programme

Health exercise has proved to be an efficient and cost-effective method of promoting the comprehensive well-being of older people. The Strength in Old Age Programme aims to launch research-based health exercise for independently living older adults (75+) with decreased functional capacity

The aim is achieved by developing and increasing the following services :

  • exercise counseling
  • guided strength and balance exercise
  • opportunities for daily exercise and outdoor exercise

The activities are organized in cooperation between NGO’s and the public sector by implementing the good practices of health exercise developed in the programme. The implementation is carried out by municipalities supported with The Age Institute’s mentoring activities. 38 municipalities all over Finland participated in the programme in 2010-2015. In 2016 and 2017 there was a new selection of municipalities. At the moment there´s 30 municipalities in the programme.

The programme is coordinated by The Age Institute and financed by Veikkaus (a Finnish gaming company with a special mission.)

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