Activity Theory

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Why do older people need to stay mentally and physically active?
In order to limit the risks associated with disengagement
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Examples of how to stay physically active in a care home?
Squash, Croquet, Bowls, Golf, Organised Walks, Dancing, Yogo/Chair yoga/ Pilates, Swimming
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Examples of how to stay mentally active?
Bingo, Chess, Card games, Reading, Quizzes and puzzles, Painting, Conversations, Board games, Sudoku, mind activity/logic puzzles
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How many over 65 year old see a friend/relative once a week
Over 79%
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How many older people never see friends or relatives
2%
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How many people aged 60-69 year olds are involved in some type of learning activity?
51%
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How many pensioners still work?
1.4 million
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Examples of how to stay physically active in a care home?

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Squash, Croquet, Bowls, Golf, Organised Walks, Dancing, Yogo/Chair yoga/ Pilates, Swimming

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Examples of how to stay mentally active?

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Card 4

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How many over 65 year old see a friend/relative once a week

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Card 5

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How many older people never see friends or relatives

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