Fred's QuizWeekly online quiz with local residents.
Benefit of social activities
Connecting with others is one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing, five evidence-based actions which can improve personal wellbeing. Social connectedness has a strong positive impact on both physical and mental health. Increased social connectedness is linked to reduced mortality risk, healthier lifestyles and higher cognitive functioning. Socially well-connected people are more resilient, feel more able to take charge of their lives and less stressed. Older adults that are socially connected experience increased life satisfaction.
Age Friendly Network
To support a local resident to remain active during lockdown restrictions and to engage other residents in enjoyable activities they can do at home.
Fred delivers a weekly quiz that is live using IT and a social media platform
“I enjoy doing it and I’ve learnt how to use Facebook live to record the live quizzes”
“Doing a fab job, love it”
“Well done Fred”
“Well done, amazing”
Fred developed his digital understanding and skills by using social media to deliver an online quiz. This was something new to Fred and after learning how to set-up the quiz using the online platform he became independent and consistent in doing the quiz
Fred started delivering this quiz in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 lock down. He has delivered a weekly quiz every week, apart from over the Christmas holidays. He has also started to make entertainment clips of him singing etc. One of his videos received over 1700 views.
The quiz has received an increasing number of views over time, for example his quiz on the 19th January 2020 has now received 594 views. He began with an average of 30-50 views a week.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Enabling resilient communities
Increased mental wellbeing
Helping people live healthier lives
Global Council on Brain Health (2017) - The Brain and Social Connectedness
Ministry of Social Development (2018) - The measurement of social connectedness and its relationship to wellbeing
New Economics Foundation (2008) – Five ways to wellbeing
Oliver Huxhold, Martina Miche, Benjamin Schüz. (2014) Benefits of Having Friends in Older Ages: Differential Effects of Informal Social Activities on Well-Being in Middle-Aged and Older Adults, The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 69, Issue 3, Pages 366–375.
Umberson, D. & Montez, J. K. (2010) Social Relationships and Health: A Flashpoint for Health Policy. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 51(S) S54–S66.
Phil Tomlinson - buzz Age Friendly Neighbourhood Health Worker
Emma Farrell - buzz Neighbourhood Health Worker
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