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Active Ageing

We have produced a designated Active Ageing webpage which includes resources to support professionals working with older people, including guidance and links to training. Click on the Active Ageing logo to open our Active Ageing webpage.

Active Ageing (published 2019)

Commissioned by Anchor Hanover, England's largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, this report explains:
• How inactivity is linked to a range of health problems and the costs to individuals and wider society associated with this
• The benefits of increased activity rates among older people
• Lessons in overcoming the barriers to older people's activity

Physical Activity and Retirement Transitions Study: Full Report (published 2019)

This report outlines the findings of a research study looking at the relationship between approaching and transitioning to retirement and physical activity, and includes recommendations for tackling inactivity during the retirement transition.

Delivering Activities to Residents in Sheltered Housing and Care Homes: The findings of the Mobile Me evaluation (published 2018)

This report outlines the existing evidence, the project design, evaluation methods and detailed findings. Key findings and recommendations are featured at the end of the report.

Dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide (published 2019)

Alzheimer Society has produced a guide which outlines how dementia affects people and provides tools and guidance to help more people affected by dementia lead more active lives. This resource includes ways for individuals and organisations to make their activities more suitable to people who are starting an activity for the first time or after a period of inactivity. It also signposts to relevant organisations and explains where to find more information.

Silver Linings: Understanding women's relationship with sport and physical activity in later life (published 2017)

Women in Sport has produced this report to guide sport providers in how to support more women to become active in later life and reap the many benefits that sport brings.

Me, Not My Age Or Impairment: Engaging women with a disability or life-limiting condition on later life (published 2017)

Women in Sport has produced this report to provide insight about the barriers facing women with a disability or life-limiting condition to being active and what helps them to engage in physical activity.