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Still young enough

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to stop living a healthy and fulfilling life. Our campaign Still Young Enough promotes healthy lifestyles for older people across Norfolk.

Staying mentally, physically and socially active will help you remain independent and healthy for as long as possible. Join us in telling the world you are Still Young Enough:

  • To be fit and healthy
  • To live a fulfilling life
  • To be proud of who you are

Staying active - how much is enough?

All adults should aim to be active every day and take part in 150 minutes of moderate activity a week. Moderate activity is anything that raises your heart rate or makes you a little bit out of breath.

Mowing the grass, walking, cycling and swimming are all examples of moderate activity. Socialising, looking after a dog, gardening or volunteering also increase your physical activity.

It's important to keep active before you reach retirement. A study by Active Norfolk, UEA and Sport England found that most over-55s saw retirement as an opportunity to do more physical activity. But for almost half of us that never happens, often because of ill-health.

You can download age-appropriate guidelines from Active Norfolk on how many minutes a week you should be doing and what type of exercise is most suitable.

Find activities near you

You can use Active Norfolk’s activity finder to find activities which are accessible for older people.

Find activities

Volunteering

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in Norfolk. They're a great way to meet new people and support your community.

Find volunteering opportunities

Adult learning courses

Learning a new skill is a great way of keeping your mind active as you get older. Look at the courses we offer to find one that interests you.

Browse our courses

Our events 

If you're over 55 you're still young enough to try something new. Pop in to one of our free Healthy Ageing Roadshow events to find out about activities in your local area: we’d love to see you there! The venues and dates are:

  • Norwich Millennium Library  – Wednesday 11 December (11am to 1pm)
  • Thetford Library  – Friday 13 December (10.30am – 12.30pm)
  • King’s Lynn Library – Monday 16 December (1pm to 3pm)
  • Cromer Library – Friday 10 January – (1pm to 3pm)
  • Dereham Library – Friday 17 January  – (10 – 12pm)
  • Great Yarmouth Library  – Monday 20 January (10.30am – 12.30pm)

You can also read more about our first event, a sunrise Tai Chi class on Gorleston beach, or watch our video.

A sunrise Tai Chi session on Gorleston Beach launched the Still Young Enough campaign.
"Parkrun is so friendly and everyone encourages you. Come along, it doesn’t matter how slow you are!” Lynn Nicholls, 65, Thetford Parkrun
“Get out there, have fun, get fit in the process and do something to help the local community!” Caroline, Sex, Rock & Roll & Weeding Group, Thetford

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