Older adults: Strength and balance for falls prevention

Thursday 10th May - 11:55-12:35

Many older adults are at an increased risk of falls, due to balance deficits and a reduction in muscular strength and power as we age.

This session will explore the latest evidence supporting the benefits of physical activity for falls prevention.

Chair:
Louise Ansari, Director of Communications at Centre for Ageing Better

Day 2: 11:55-12:35 Evidence

Louise joined Ageing Better in June 2016 from Diabetes UK where she was Director of Prevention of Type 2 diabetes, having previously been Director of Communications at Diabetes UK between 2011-2014. Prior to this she had worked on communications and campaigns for a range of UK and international organisations dealing with health, social policy, and local services, including several years as Head of Communications at Lambeth Council, and as a media specialist at Which? Magazine, the Food Standards Agency, and the Health Education Authority. Louise is passionate about using communications to help improve lives.


The latest evidence

Speaker:
Professor Charlie Foster, Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health at University of Bristol

Physical activity: Supporting independence and social connection in older people

Speaker:
Dr Allison Smith, Head of Strategy and Development at Royal Voluntary Service