GOOD HABITS

Good Practices

Walking Football

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Captura de ecrã 2020-06-07, às 10.25.10
Captura de ecrã 2020-06-07, às 10.25.10
Captura de ecrã 2020-06-07, às 10.25.10.

PROBLEM | Lack of opportunities for physical activity and sports practice for senior ages (above 65), for all genders, levels of experience and ability.

SOLUTION | Using football as a socialization tool, promoting integration and coexistence in group, aiming at a more active aging.

PARTNERS AND INVESTORS | RUTIS and Fundação Benfica.

INNOVATION FACTORS | Creating a bonds and a sense of belonging, physical activity, sports practice, healthy competition, team spirit, through gender-mixed teams (including women that had never played football before).

IMPACT | More than 30 teams, including 500 old people, from the age of 65 to 92, involved. Teams participate in regular practices, tournaments and annual events, that allow for bond-creation and fomenting friendship. All these, having a significant positive impact in the beneficiaries’ physical and psychological health.

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Lisbon

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