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Ageing, Physical Activity, Recreation and Well-being: A Multidisciplinary Conference

Host: Buckinghamshire New University and ‘Movers & Shakers’

Keynote Speakers

  • Carol Cutler Riddick,
    Professor of gerontology and leisure & Graduate Coordinator,
    Gallaudet  University, U.S.A
  • Others tbc

This one day event aims to bring together practitioners, students and researchers interested in community-based health/recreation programmes for older adults.

In every continent people are living longer lives, by 2050, older people are predicted to make up 22% of the world population with an increase in each major sector of the globe (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2007).

The UK is no exception to the longevity of ageing in communities. This percentage is expected to rise to 40% by 2026. Policy-makers, the public and many older people do not always fully appreciate either the importance of physical activity and recreation in elders’ lives or the options available to deal with the process of ageing and well-being.

Current research highlights the significance of maintaining and developing active lifestyles to avoid medical conditions and provide for health and well-being as one age. This conference aims to highlight community programmes developed within so called ‘hard to reach’ elders.

Further information can be found on the conference website

Who is the conference for?

  • Practitioners involved in intervention programmes for seniors,
  • academics and researchers involved in physical activity, recreation, nutrition, stress management, and social support systems,
  • community service policy-makers,  providers and users, and public health officials.

Costs
The full day fee is £40. This is reduced to £20 for students and the non-waged.

Download the conference flyer for more details: Ageing well conference flyer-web-site 2015 v4