Using intergenertional connections to get people active

Thursday 18th June 12:05 - 12:45

The UK has become one of the most age segregated countries in the world, as traditional locations for intergenerational mixing decline, making intergenerational friendships uncommon.

Over the last few years, the concept of intergenerational mixing has gained increasing interest. With intergenerational connections brining people together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities to promote greater respect between generations, building more cohesive communities, promotingimportant life skills of confidence, motivation, resilience and communication, whilst tackling loneliness.

This session will explore how intergenerational physical activity activation programmes can promote social, mental and physical wellbeing – exploring the evidence of what makes a successful programme highlighting how to design and deliver projects.

Chair

Dr Melrose Stewart, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Birmingham

Understanding the benefits of intergenerational working

Speaker

Dr Melrose Stewart, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Birmingham

Case study: Active Across Ages

Speaker

Ali Goodall, Senior Innovations Manager at Youth Sport Trust

Crossing divides: the magic of exercising together

Speaker

Ivo Gormley, Founder and CEO at GoodGym