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…

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…

EfS – Original RCT of the STARTER exercises used in the EfS training on function and quality of life

Published in 2007, the results of a randomised controlled trial comparing with relaxation on physical function and quality of life in people who had been discharged from rehabilitation. The paper describes the background need for an effective group programme for those leaving the rehabilitation setting. The programme, delivered over 12 weeks, 3 times a week,…

PSI – The Postural Stability Instructor (2004)

This abstract, given at the 2004 6th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity in London, Ontario, Canada, describes the role of the Postural Stability Instructor. It describes, to a World Audience, the provision of standardised, evidence based, national training. The abstracts were published in Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. To find the correct…

Later Life Training: Exercise and Physical Activity Training for Working With Older People in the UK

This links you to an abstract presented at the 6th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity in London, Ontario, Canada on Wed 4th August 2004. The abstract details the work of Later Life Training in ensuring evidence based, standardised, national training to engage frailer older adults in exercise to prevent falls and maintain independence.…