Strategies for getting older adults active

Thursday 18th June 15:05 - 15:45

36% of people aged 55 and over are currently inactive, compared to 26% of the population as a whole. The over 55s age group is diverse with big differences in perceptions, experiences, motivations and capabilities. Being active can help tackle problems such as poor mental health, dementia and loneliness and those who are least active stand to benefit the most in terms of their health. This session will explore innovative and experimental approaches to creating effective interventions and programmes which support active ageing.

Chair

Andy Maud, National Partnerships Lead, Health and Inactivity at Sport England

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Speaker

Professor Mike Hurley, Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences/Clinical Director, MSK programme at St George’s University of London and Kingston University/Health Innovation Network

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Move it or Lose it

Speaker

Julie Robinson, CEO at Move it or Lose it