Being Healthy and Fit in Later Life
Healthy and Fit in Later Life (HEFILL) is a Grundtvig Learning Partnership Project implemented by two sport associations from Germany and Italy and two seniors associations from Austria and Lithuania in order to:
- exchange experience and good practice in the field of sports and movement in later life,
- make proposals on how to increase the level of physical activity among sedentary older people
Qualified trainers and adult learners attended seminars and workshops between 2010-2012 in the participating countries, where services, activities and exercises geared to older persons were demonstrated. The activities and exercises were filmed and will be made available in DVD format.
BiblioHealth encourages people aged 60+ to have a healthy lifestyle, engage in physical activities and have access to reliable health information sources.
In the context of the European Year for Active Ageing 2012, the Kaunas Public Library has implemented the BiblioHealth project which consists of a set of actions and activities, such as book presentations, relaxation sessions, lectures about yoga and yoga exercises, meetings with health workers, herbalists and psychologists, internet courses focused on finding reliable resources and conferences about how to discover the health-related books available in public libraries. In addition, the library organised a conference entitled 'Ageing and Mental Health'.