Hi people of Laois, we need your help please!

Dr Diane Cooper (True Fitness) and Caroline Myers (Laois Sports Partnership) are running a research study to find out physical activity participation rates in adults 50-90 years of age in Laois.

We are using a short questionnaire to determine:

(i) if people in this age category in Laois are physically active and what activities they are doing,

(ii) if people are not active and the reasons why this might be,

(iii) if people would like to be more active and need more opportunities / initiatives / resources / funding in their area.

The results of this study will greatly influence the physical activity programmes that are invested in throughout all areas in Laois over the next 3-5year period. We would be so grateful if you or someone you know is between 50 and 90 years of age living in Laois and could spare 10 minutes to fill out our questionnaire. We have an online version that can be access via this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X3BLSZZ . We also have a paper version available that we could send to you, or you could pick up in True Fitness (Portarlington) or Laois Sports Partnership (Portlaoise) if you are in the area.

This is a huge body of work on our part so that we can have a real impact in helping the people of Laois to have lots of great physical actvity opportunities in the near future. We have one coming up in Portarlington in January so please keep an eye out for that!

Please share this information and thank you so much in advance to everyone who helps us with this questionnaire! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. This study is being undertaken in association with Dr Siobhan O’Connor, DCU.

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