Fit as a Fiddle - a Lasting LegacyJackie Hayhoefit as a fiddle Portfolio Manager
Why is Fit as a Fiddle     NeededThe older you are the less you participate.  (A vision for 2020, Sport England 2004)Among...
What is Fit as a Fiddle A Holistic Approach toImproving the Health andWell Being of Older People
About Fit as a Fiddle •   £15.1m funding from Big Lottery over 5 years • 24 different projects delivered across the Englan...
241,661 older peopletaking part in physical       activity
208,497 older peopleeating more healthily
Recruited and worked with    4500 volunteers
Interim Evaluation Findings• 21%  of fit as a fiddle participants have “not good” health• 42% of fit as a fiddle participa...
The impacts…..• 33% increase in the amount of walking reported between thestart of fit as a fiddle and 3 months afterwards...
The real impacts……“After suffering from ME for 25 years I am now experiencing a big                    improvement in my h...
THANK YOU   Any Questions        Jackie Hayhoejackie.hayhoe@ageuk.org.uk
Fit as a fiddle a lasting legacy Jackie Hayhoe
Fit as a fiddle a lasting legacy Jackie Hayhoe
Fit as a fiddle a lasting legacy Jackie Hayhoe
Fit as a fiddle a lasting legacy Jackie Hayhoe
Fit as a fiddle a lasting legacy Jackie Hayhoe
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  1. 1. Fit as a Fiddle - a Lasting LegacyJackie Hayhoefit as a fiddle Portfolio Manager
  2. 2. Why is Fit as a Fiddle NeededThe older you are the less you participate. (A vision for 2020, Sport England 2004)Among people older than 65, 12% cannot managewalking outside on their own and 9% cannot managethe stairs unaided.25% of women and 7 % of men do not have sufficientleg strength to get out of a chair without using theirarms.20% of women and 14% of men over 50 do not havethe flexibility to wash their hair comfortably. (Skelton et al 1998)
  3. 3. What is Fit as a Fiddle A Holistic Approach toImproving the Health andWell Being of Older People
  4. 4. About Fit as a Fiddle • £15.1m funding from Big Lottery over 5 years • 24 different projects delivered across the England by over 500 organisations • 2 national programmes • Award winning programme • Recognition from the European Commission and World Health Organisation • Externally evaluated and validated
  5. 5. 241,661 older peopletaking part in physical activity
  6. 6. 208,497 older peopleeating more healthily
  7. 7. Recruited and worked with 4500 volunteers
  8. 8. Interim Evaluation Findings• 21% of fit as a fiddle participants have “not good” health• 42% of fit as a fiddle participants have a limiting longstandingillness• 76% of fit as a fiddle participants were women•25% of fit as a fiddle participants are aged over 80 • 71.2 average age for men • 70.5 average age for women• 83.8% of fit as a fiddle participants were white British, buthigher than average attendances with • 4.3% Asian or Asian British: Indian • 2.53% Asian or Asian British: Pakistani Source Ecorys Interim Evaluation Report, October 2011
  9. 9. The impacts…..• 33% increase in the amount of walking reported between thestart of fit as a fiddle and 3 months afterwards• An average increase per person from 60 minutes of physicalactivity per week, to 77.5 minutes per week• An increase in strength and balance exercise with a median of70 minutes per week, rising to 92.5 minutes per week at the endof fit as a fiddle and then rising again to 120 minutes. A 71%increase from baseline.•13% increase in the amount of fruit and vegetables eaten, risingfrom 4 to 4.5• Increased levels of independence and opportunities for social inclusion leading to reduced isolation
  10. 10. The real impacts……“After suffering from ME for 25 years I am now experiencing a big improvement in my health” “I couldn’t even get out of the bath….so I stopped having baths. Since I’ve been coming I can now do that” “I feel much more confident that I’m not going to fall”“I found within the first 6 weeks, my doctor was saying what are you doing?” “I can now brush my hair”
  11. 11. THANK YOU Any Questions Jackie Hayhoejackie.hayhoe@ageuk.org.uk

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