Braveheart: Mentors in Forth Valley

Forth Valley: “Braveheart” project: Supporting older people who have had heart attacks. The Braveheart Project is an innovative Ageing Well Health Demonstration Project which has looked at the feasibility and effect of training non-medical senior members of the local community to run mentoring groups to educate, support and empower patients aged 60 years and over…

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…

Don’t mention the F Word!

Research from Help the Aged (now AgeUK) and the University’s of Southampton & Manchester, examines the attitudes and feelings of older people towards falls prevention services and resources. It explores different approaches and ways of communicating falls prevention messages to older people, as well as ways of encouraging older people to take up falls prevention…