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As old as we feel?

Events will take place on the ground floor, with step-free access throughout.
Food is available for purchase at this venue.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 6:30pm
Event 7:30 - 9:30pm
Annie's at The Courtyard, 11 St Nicholas Street,
Worcester WR1 1UW
Our global population is ageing, and fast. How do we face these new challenges, pressures on healthcare systems and help people maintain good health as they age? The presenters will explore how ageing impacts on lifestyle choices such as engagement in physical activity and interest in food, which play a key role in maintaining health.

On the night we look forward to being joined by representatives from Age UK Worcester & District who will be promoting their local and national services, events and activities available.

Friend or Foe? Awareness of ageing and its impact on physical activity engagement

Dr Clare Rhoden (Principal Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology)
@ClareRhoden ‏
There is growing concern about the projected ageing population increases, the impact this may have on older adult’s well-being and the health and social care resources available. The benefits of physical activity are known to improve quality of life and independence of older adults. However, 40% of 65+ adults don’t meet recommended levels of physical activity. Our awareness of ageing can affect our lives in many ways affecting our self-beliefs and actions. This talk explores psycho-social mechanisms to highlight how awareness of ageing can help or hinder engagement in physical activity.
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“…we had python steaks for dinner…” Meals on Reels: exploring what older people reveal about their food histories through photographs of their current experiences

Sophie Smith (PhD Student at Bournemouth University and Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the University of Worcester)
@SophieJSmith3
This talk considers stories and photographs produced by participants (aged 67-87) involved in a study looking at the role and meaning of food for older people. Participants were given digital cameras to take photographs of food, drink and anything they associated with it. The photographs were then used to interview the participants about their experiences. The idea for this research started when observing changes in people’s access to, and interest in food due to health changes which led me to consider the importance of food in people’s lives. Photography provided a novel way to explore this.
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