The Active for Later Life resource, developed by the BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (in partnership with the British Heart Foundation), aimed to help all those involved in developing physical activity programmes for older people of all ages and abilities.
Originally published in 2003 and updated in 2010, the Active for Later Life resource was updated and extended to provide a new web based resource which includes:
* Section 1 – Making the Case for physical activity and older people
* Section 2 – Factors affecting planning
* Section 3 – A Guide to programme planning
* Section 4 – Working papers
* Section 5 – Putting it into practice
* Section 6 – Information Directory
Presentations to complement the resource can be downloaded (please note they will now be out of date)
1. Making the case for physical activity and older people
Making the case presentation references
2. Physical activity and the prevention of falls among older adults
Prevention of falls presentation references
The BHFNC no longer exists, but the SSEHS at Loughborough University still hosts other documents originally developed, such as the ‘Translating the CMO Physical Activity Guidelines for Health for different functional levels of older adults’. For more information visit the SSEHS site.
Who is this for ?
Active for Later Life has been designed for a wide range of national and local agencies with the potential to work with older people to promote physical activity. These include:
• health promotion managers
• primary health care including primary care trusts
• local authority departments (e.g. leisure and recreation services,
social services and adult education)
• the independent (voluntary and private) sectors, including the
exercise and fitness industry
• national and local branches of age-related agencies
• residential and caring services, e.g. day centres and nursing homes
• community groups and organisations involved with older people.
Updated Aug 2017