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Source: The Physiological Society / Centre for Ageing Better - Dec 2021

National-Post-Pandemic-Resilience-Programme_Dec 2021.pdf


The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on lives and livelihoods in the UK and across the world. In addition to the direct consequences through lives lost and debilitating effects of Long COVID, the pandemic and lockdowns will have longterm effects on an array of public health issues. While the Omicron variant may yet require additional restrictions to be reintro

Source: Activity Alliance 10.11.2021



The Sensory Alliance has been awarded a grant from the Tackling Inequalities Fund to support older people with sensory impairments become more active.

The project will initially focus on the boroughs Barnet, Bromley, Bexley, and Croydon, but it is open to anyone over the age of 45 in London who has a sensory impairment. Individuals who register for

Source: pathsforall.org.uk Sept 2021



Paths for All and the University of Stirling, are investigating how care home residents are supported to be active as part of their day-to-day routine.

Staying active in a care home is important to avoid deconditioning and the researchers are keen to hear about experiences of working or volunteering in a care home in the UK.

They are interested

Source: UK active 29.06.21




Older adults have revealed what they want from the fitness and leisure sector to encourage greater participation, in a major new report published by ukactive. Adults aged 55 and over shared what measures they felt would incentivise them to exercise more within the sector’s facilities, including feedba

From 19th to 22nd November 2018, 26 researchers representing nine countries and a variety of academic disciplines met in Snekkersten, Denmark, to reach evidence-based consensus about physical activity and older adults. It was recognised that the term ‘older adults’ represents a highly heterogeneous population. It encompasses those that remain highly active and healthy throughout the life-course with a high intrinsic capacity to the very old and frail with low intrinsic capacity. The consensus is
The results indicate notable differences between peer-reviewed literature and Extension programs and present an opportunity for Extension programs to more effectively use evidence-based program characteristics, including behavioral theories and group dynamics, a combination of physical activity components, and educator/agent-trained delivery agents. Source: https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article-abstract/59/4/e268/4796914?redirectedFrom=fulltext (January 2019)