In every continent people are living longer lives in the 21st century. 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. Buckinghamshire’s population of 500,000 (ONS, 2011), follows a similar pattern of a significantly increased older population. Currently, 23% of the population in Buckinghamshire are 60 years and over. 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. It is paramount to maintain an active lifestyle to avoid medical conditions and counteract the effects of ageing.
The goals of the conference are to:
Bring together practitioners, students, and researchers interested in community-based health/recreation promotion programmes for older adults and disseminate knowledge on physical activity and recreation interventions in partnership with LSA and GuildHE.
Facilitate collaboration, among the various stakeholders, about partnerships aimed at introducing health community initiatives.
Provide a platform for the local community to showcase the ‘Movers and Shakers’ initiative.
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