Helping residents to age well through physical activity and sport
Our recent partner forum, held on 19th September focused on using physical activity and sport to help local residents age well. We were delighted with the turnout of around 50 partners all keen to hear about the ageing well agenda and work together. Below you can download presentations from the speakers.
Ageing Well through moving more (David Hewson PhD – Professor of Health and Ageing Institute for Health Research University of Bedfordshire)
Hear about the evidence base for active ageing, including some of the research currently being undertaken at the university and why incorporating weekly muscle and bone strengthening activities can help older adults live well and independently for longer.
Click here for the Ageing Well through moving more presentation.
Love to Move (Steve Peters, British Gymnastics Foundation)
Hear about and have a go at Love to Move which is the British Gymnastics Foundation’s evidence based Age & Dementia Friendly Cognitive Enhancement Gymnastics Programme.
Click here to download the Love to Move presentation
Walking and befriending (Harriet Opalinski – Age UK MK)
An update on the Sport England Active Ageing funded project which is testing building walking into an Age UK befriending service in MK.
Click here to download the Age UK walking and befriending presentation.
How to successfully engage older adults (Shona Honey – Press Red)
An overview of the older adults insight pack created to support Active Bucks older adults investment. This includes key recommendations and tips to maximise your chances of engaging older inactive adults across the county.
Click here to download the Insight report.
Ageing Well Together Campaign (Leap)
From 1st to 7th October we’ll be shining a spot light on older adults activities across the county. Hear how you and your delivery partners can get involved and benefit from the extra coverage.
Click here for more information on how to support the October campaign.
Ageing Well by being active (Jess Kuehne – Centre for Ageing Better)
Jess was unable to join us for the forum, however she has kindly shared her presentation which includes research and recommendations around physical activity for muscle and bone strength and balance from the Centre for Ageing Better.
Click her to view the presentation.
Those in attendance who were happy for their contact details ot be shared are included in the delegate list below.
Click here to view the delegate list from the September partners forum.
The date of the next forum is Wednesday 30th January 2019