Active Ageing: Engaging Older Adults

Thu, 01 Aug 2019

10:00 - 12:00


Physical activity can reduce the risk of falls by up to 37% and dementia by up to 30%, yet 4 in 10 Older Adults in GM are inactive.

We would like to invite you to join us for an active ageing workshop where we will be sharing our findings from the active ageing programme to date. We think it would be beneficial for you in your role working with older adults to increase their activity and reduce the risk of, or manage, over 20 long term health conditions including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia.

The Greater Manchester Active Ageing programme forms part of the Active Ageing fund through Sport England aiming to establish innovative and experimental approaches to tackling inactivity within older adults.

The programme has been running since April 2018 and will run until March 2020. It links a programme of co-designed interventions that support older people to become more physically active. The programme is a series of 8 pilots that are using some common principles in 8 different localities to address a local strategic need.

We are now at a stage where we can begin to share learnings supporting those working with older adults and all populations using the “test and learn” approach. The research team from the University of Manchester will be showcasing the initial preliminary findings around the key theme of implementation.

As part of the session we will be sharing details of upcoming campaigns that maybe useful for you and your work with older adults.

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