The Department of Social Policies, the Elderly and Children of the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) has launched a YouTube channel so that the elderly, users of the Health Parks and the Fall Prevention Programme of the city, can exercise at home following the instructions of their monitors. The goal is to keep them active during the covid-19 pandemic situation.
This initiative, called "No hay edad que nos pare" ("There is no age that stops us"), is part of the Elderly Socio-cultural Centres and the team of professionals who run both programmes. It arose as a result of the obligatory cessation of activities as a consequence of Covid-19 and the interest shown by users to adapt the exercise routines to their homes.
Since early May, the new channel shows short videos with simple exercises with which older people can work on strength, mobility, endurance and balance. In the following days, they will have at their disposal recordings of other types of gymnastics and games that they can carry out at home.