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02 Jul 2019

Active Ageing: Engaging Older Adults

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.


The Greater Manchester Active Ageing programme would like to invite you to join them for an active ageing workshop where they will be sharing their findings from the active ageing programme to date. 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 Active Ageing programme is also part of the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub.


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.


The programme is are now at a stage where they 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 they will be sharing details of upcoming campaigns that maybe useful for you and your work with older adults.


Thursday 1st August 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm.


To book onto the event, please use the Eventbrite booking link:


For further details please email or telephone 07808 730078