To support older adults in moving more at home, Later Life Training developed movement snack videos. These are 20-30 minute videos posted 3 times per day on Facebook and YouTube to encourage everyone to move more throughout the day especially if you’re not able to get outside.
Type of Activity: Exercise training
Target Audience: Older adults
Languages available: English
Sector of Activity: Health promotion
Timeline for activity: 20-30 minutes per video
Suggested Action Steps to Host Activity
- Follow and open the YouTube. The Movement Snack videos uploaded by Later Life Training are all named by date and type of activity covered. There are well over 200 videos posted.
- The videos introduce a wide range of topics such as sway n stretch, power, balance, strength, etc. Take time and select the videos that you are interested in. It is best to start from the beginning of the Movement Snack series.
- Follow the instructors’ guidance from the video. Engage with older adults by providing support and clarification on video instructions.
Running this activity in a virtual setting:
Host a Webinar
- You can host, schedule and record meetings with tools like Zoom and Google Meet which people can access from various devices. These tools also allow you to share your screen and have a real-time group chat with your attendees.
- Invite people to the webinar. Set up an event on Eventbrite and promote it through email and social media posts on platforms like Facebook or LinkedIn.
- Once people register for your event, you can send them a link to any materials they may need prior to it through email.
Host a Live Event
- Live stream the event using Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc.
Promote This Activity Online
You can share and promote an activity through social media posts and/or email. Social stories (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, etc.) are also a great way to share videos, visuals, polls, etc.
- If you’re sharing a social media post to promote your activity, follow best practices like using shorter captions, quality images, hashtags and a clear call-to-action.
- If you’re emailing to promote your activity, make sure your email is thorough on what the activity is about and how people can register for it. You can use free tools like Canva to customize its design.