In Memoriam – Alan Skelton

Sadly, Alan Skelton passed away on the 12th March. Many of you will have spent time chatting to Alan on the phone or have had emails from him over the years. He came out of retirement to help Susie, Bob and I run Later Life Training when we set up back in 2003. He worked…

Aberdeen Class Instructor Required

Aberdeen class instructor required… North East Sensory Services are looking for a chair based exercise class instructor (ideally with Otago or PSI qualification). It will be for a group of older people with sensory impairment. The current class runs on a Monday 1:00-1:45 at 21 John Street, Aberdeen. (I think the current instructor is leaving,…

LLT trained Exercise after Stroke Instructor needed to take over well-established community class in Hammersmith

LLT trained Exercise after Stroke Instructor needed to take over well-established community class in Hammersmith, West London, from September 2015. The class is part of the local borough Agewell scheme and runs on Thursdays, 11.30-12.45, during Adult Education term times. We have good links with the local Stroke Association and the Community Rehab team. For…

Referral Schemes to promote physical activity – NICE issues updated guidance

NICE PH54 guidance was reissued this September (2014). This guideline makes recommendations on exercise referral schemes to promote physical activity for people aged 19 and older. It is an update of recommendation 5 in ‘Four commonly used methods to increase physical activity‘ (NICE public health guidance 2). It focuses on exercise referral schemes that try…