Just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can make a big difference to your health.

Physical Activity and Sport

All adults – including older adults – need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five days a week. Go for Life is the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people in Ireland and we have lots of ways to help you to be more active.

Go for Life is an Age & Opportunity initiative, funded by the Irish Sports Council. It runs in partnership with the Local Sports Partnerships and the Health Service Executive Health Promotion Units. 

You can speak to the Go for Life team on 01 805 7733 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Go for Life Fitline

Go for Life FitLine

Go for Life FitLine is a telephone-based service that encourages you to get more active.

Go for Life Games

Go for Life Games

The overall aim of Go for Life is to get older people more active, more often. The aim of the Go For Life Games is to involve older people in...

Go for Life PALs Workshop

Go for Life PALs Workshop

Go for Life is the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people in Ireland. It is run by over 1,200 volunteers...

CarePALs Workshops

CarePALs Workshops

Age and Opportunity's Go for Life initiative is the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people in Ireland. Read more

Go for Life Grant Scheme

The Go for Life Grant Scheme

One of the main elements of the Go for Life Programme is the National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People....