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Free activities to encourage older people to go out this summer, deployed by Agirc-Arrco

  • June 3, 2024
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If the body is the envelope of the soul according to Plato, maintaining it at any age is essential. As the years go by, physical activity can sometimes take a back seat, due to lack of motivation or fear of feeling pain. According to a recent study that we relayed to you, people aged 50 or over are as likely to believe that the infrastructure for playing sports is are not appropriate for their agesuch as sports halls and fields, changing rooms, etc.

And yet, the official recommendations for those over 65 are to limit the time spent sitting and practice at least 30 minutes dynamic physical activities per day, such as running or swimming. For more health benefits, it is also recommended to practice muscle strengthening activities twice a week, flexibility and balance. In order to encourage elderly people to exercise, Agirc-Arrco is launching an operation that will delight a plethora of seniors this summer.

What are the senior outings offered by Agirc-Arrco?

Agirc-Arrco wants encourage older people to come out of isolation. This is how the supplementary pension scheme for employees in the private sector deployed the operation “It’s summer, how about we get moving?“, in collaboration with Retirement Insurance, MSA, CNRACL. This campaign invites seniors to enjoy physical activities while making new social connections. From July 1 to August 30, 2024, 16 cities in mainland France will offer group walking sessions et adapted physical activity exercises practiced in pairs, focused on balance, mobility, the breath or even muscle tone.

Throughout the summer, seniors will be able to benefit from these activities, supervised by qualified sports coaches. One session will be organized per week, and will last 1h30, specifies Agirc-Arrco in a communiqué. In total, these are 40 places which are made available per session, in each city: Saint-Quentin (02), Narbonne (11), Guéret (23), Louviers (27), L’Union (31), Saint-Malo (35), Chinon (37), Dole (39) , Le Puy-en-Velay (43), Saint-Dizier (52), Bayonne (64), Colmar (68), Tarare (69), Pontault-Combault (77), Apt (84), La Roche-sur- Yon (85). While this operation has existed for two years, this year, the pension plan has decided to add a nod to current events. And for good reason, “discovery sessions of Olympic disciplines” will also be offered to participants.

How to register for free activities for the elderly?

Agirc-Arrco specifies that the pension plans which initiated the operation have fully financed the necessary costs. All seniors can registerregardless of their age and pension plan to which they are affiliated. Likewise, no matter the fitness level. “Rest assured, the objective is not performance, but to have a good time“, underlines Agirc-Arrco. Interested curious people can choose to register for a month, or two monthsaccording to their preferences.

To register, seniors can go to the dedicated website Indian summer or contact the telephone number (non-premium rate number, accessible Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding public holidays). To obtain more information, a videoconference will take place Tuesday June 18, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on the website. At the same time, the conference will be broadcast live in the 16 participating cities, for people without internet. A form will then be given to the retirees present, to allow them to register directly with the organizers.

Sources :

  • Stay in shape after 65 – Eat Move
  • It’s summer, how about we get moving? – Agirc-Arrco
  • Pension plans mobilize against the isolation of retirees during the summer – To age well
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Melody Husson Garnier