CHAMPS – Senior Peer Mentoring for active lifestyles

CHAMPS (Community Healthy Activities Model Program For Seniors) is a public health model program to promote increased lifetime physical activity levels of seniors. Substantial scientific evidence supports increased physical activity as a promising approach to improve the health and well-being of seniors. Accordingly, CHAMPS promotes and facilitates physically active lifestyles for seniors. It encourages participants…

Best Practice Guidance for the Development of Exercise after Stroke Services in Community Settings

The LLT EfS course is recommended in the Best Practice Guidance for the Development of Exercise after Stroke Services in Community Settings November 2010, which can be downloaded from the Exercise After Stroke Website. This website is part of a Scottish Government funded project to scope the provision of Exercise after Stroke services across Scotland…

Research – Otago and reduced mortality – 2010

Does the ‘Otago exercise programme’ reduce mortality and falls in older adults?: a systematic review and meta-analysis. This paper published in Age and Ageing in 2010 by Thomas et al. shows that the Otago Exercise Programme significantly reduces the risk of death and falling in older community-dwelling adults. They reviewed 7 trials with over 1500…

Living well with dementia: Guidance for exercise instructors and wellness leaders

Bob Laventure and Claudine Aherne have written three articles for the ICAA on working with people living with Dementia. The BHFNC are currently developing a programme to support those coordinating and delivering services and physical activity programmes for people living with dementia in line with the publication of the National Dementia Strategy in England (and…