Connecting those with dementia to be active together

Get out Get Active (GOGA) is a national programme being delivered at a local level in the Forest of Dean. There are stark differences in activity levels between those with disabilities and long-term conditions and non-disabled people. GOGA Forest of Dean aims to break these barriers down and to engage older people and those with dementia to be active together.

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Being active can help

Being active is important to everyone. Physical activity reduces the risk of multiple health conditions, improves energy and keeps communities connected. GOGA encourages people to be active together and across the Forest of Dean will see the growth of physical activity in community groups, campaigns to motivate people to be active and dementia-friendly leisure activities.

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Staying connected

Due to Covid-19, there are no physical GOGA Forest of Dean sessions taking place. However you can find out more about virtual exercise classes, phone calls from friendly instructors and access a range of leaflets and exercise guides by contacting the Forest of Dean (FoD) healthy communities team.

Get active

Discover the ten Talk to Me principles for engaging older adults. 

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Learn more about what's being done to create a dementia friendly Forest of Dean. 

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Be inspired to make a difference through our workshops, networks and training. 

Meet the community

Get inspired by stories of people in our community making changes to get more people around them active.

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Goals Beyond Grass

Supporting accessible activity at home.

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Gloucester Griffins

Mixed ability rugby.

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Inclusive rugby

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Connecting Differently Through Sport Virtual Training

Wed, 29 Sep 2021   06:00PM -- 08:30PM

Online - Via Zoom


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Changemaker training: Effective behaviour change conversations

Wed, 06 Oct 2021   09:30AM -- 12:00PM

Online – Zoom details to follow


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