Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation service – EfS Instructor Led

The Stroke Association have initiated a new ‘Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation service‘ where it signposts stroke survivors to evidence based exercise options. Clients must be referred by a health professional, such as their physiotherapist, GP, stroke specialist nurse or occupational therapist. The service provides a 12 week programme of exercise and education sessions for stroke survivors, to…

Improving later life: Understanding the Oldest Old – AgeUK – free download

Dawn Skelton has been working closely with AgeUK for some years on falls awareness campaigns and exercise booklets, but recently, Age UK have pulled together experts to summarise what’s known in their area of research about this ‘4th generation’ and set out their advice. These summaries have been collated into a readable, informative book, aimed…

Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise Resources

  The following resources are available on the Parkinson’s Disease Society Website Drug treatments for Parkinson’s booklet This booklet is for people with Parkinson’s and their families. It gives information about the drugs most commonly used to help manage the condition. It starts with some practical points about taking Parkinson’s drugs and moves on to…

European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity 2012

2012 will be the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Action Plan on Ageing. In response to the demographic challenge all EU member states are facing the EY2012 will seek to: Promote active ageing in employment Promote active ageing in the community through volunteering and caring Promote healthy ageing and independent living Enhance solidarity between…