Active elderly citizens in Portugal and Estonia will show their moves to an overseas audience on Thursday 2 October via South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture’s Active Ageing Conference in Scotland.
MOVE Week National Coordinators Carla Santos, from Portugal, and Tiina Kiislar, from Estonia, have partnered with the conference organisers to link MOVE Week activities for elderly people in their countries with the conference. A local Active Ageing class from Blantyre Leisure Centre will also feature in the live stream. The conference delegates will be able to watch the live stream from 12pm UK time and former BBC journalist and reporter John Morrison will host the session.
An exercise group for over-60s in Estonia will follow the live stream from Blantyre Leisure Centre, and around 100 elderly people from the Sénior em Movimento programme will take part in a class demonstration that will be live streamed from Portugal.
Each live streaming segment will last for 5 minutes and will be followed by interviews with coaches or participants. This will give the participants an opportunity to share with the audience in Scotland why they are still physically active citizens and what the main benefits of physical activity are for them.
“We look forward to showcasing older people’s physical activity classes during our conference and I am delighted that the conference will be a flagship MOVE Week event,” Roisin Lochrin-Hopkins from South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture says.
Find out more about the Active Age Conference here
By Rachel Payne and Carla Santos