Go for Life is the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people. The aim of Go for Life is to involve more older adults in all aspects of sport and physical activity more often not only participating but also planning and leading sport and physical activity within their own groups. The thrust of the programme is to empower and enable older people by reaching out to active retirement associations, senior citizens groups, day care and community centres around the country, to ensure that older people are more active, more often. The emphasis of the Games is on participation and fun – played in a non-competitive way. There are also national Go for Life games held where participants from around the country take part in a series of adaptations of games such as cornhole, bowling, skittles and more.
There are two key strands:
- Active Living: to get more people involved in health enhancing physical activity.
- Sport Participation: to increase participation rates in sport by older people.