Active Ageing Forum

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Get Berkshire Active (GBA) would like to invite you to our Active Ageing Forum. This free event will explore the positive impact being more physically active can have on issues commonly associated with ageing.

This event is particularly relevant for individuals working in the following sectors and/or areas:
  • Public Health
  • Sport and Leisure
  • Leisure Trusts
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Adult Social Care
  • Falls prevention
  • Exercise Referral
  • Physio/Exercise therapy
  • Long term health conditions including mental health
  • Instructors/practitioners working on older people’s programmes
Presentations
Raising the bar on strength and balance: the importance of community-based provision

Delivered by the Centre for Ageing Better who will present the models of delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions of community-based strength and balance programmes.

Loneliness in later life

Delivered by Age UK Reading this will feature the headlines discovered by research carried out by Age UK, along with potential solutions. Colleagues from Wokingham Borough Council Sport and Leisure will provide an outline of the solution they have developed to help tackle this issue locally.

Dementia Friendly Sport and Physical Activity guide

GBA’s Kirsty Heath will present this guide on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society which has been developed to inform and educate individuals and organisations so they have a better understanding of dementia and how it affects people.

This event will also feature:
  • Round table discussion and action planning on common issues cited when attempting to encourage ageing adults to be more active, such as engaging more men.
  • Shake-up activities: short, simple, low cost activity ideas that anyone can replicate within their own setting.
Further information
  • To book a place please use this link.
  • Please note that when booking you will be asked to provide a brief overview of your organisation and any key messages you would like to promote (this will be included in the delegate pack along with your name, organisation and email to aid with networking).
Type of event
Forum
Event theme
Sports and Fitness
Event date
15 October 2019
Start time
1.30pm
End time
4.30pm
Address line 1
Ryeish Green Sports Hub
Line 2
Hyde End Road
Line 3
Hyde End Rd
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG7 1EP
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified

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