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Practitioners' Day 2022

Join us on October 25, 2022 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM for Practitioners' Day 2022.

Professor Dawn Skelton, Professor of Ageing and Health, Ageing Well Research Group, Research Centre for Health (ReaCH) will be presenting the following topics:

Session 1: Preventing falls: should we start young? Is it ever too late?
Dawn will explore the evidence behind mid-life prevention of falls and the growing body of evidence in true prevention rather than management of falls. She will also cover some of her recent research looking at prevention of frailty and the link between inactive lifestyles, social engagement, loneliness and functional decline. Controversially she will also explore whether it is ever too late to instigate falls prevention?

Movement Break:  Lesley McEwan from Physical Culture Association of Alberta, will be leading a ‘FUNctional FIT Break’ between sessions.

Session 2: Make Movement Your Mission: 2.5 years later.
Concern about lack of physical activity and loneliness amongst older people with medical conditions during quarantine and isolation in the first long lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic, led Later Life Training to set up MMYM live on Facebook 3 times a day 7 days a week, 10-15 minute movement snacks to keep people active and engaged. 2 years later and following a published evaluation on the benefits to physical function, physical activity, social connectedness and physical literacy, Dawn will talk about how movement, simply explained and regularly practiced, still benefits a wide range of people and outcomes.

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