The Institute of Public Health (IPH) hosted a ‘Getting Active For Better Ageing’ webinar between 10am – 12 noon on 20 October, focusing on public health and behaviour change and how to encourage and support older people to be more physically active.
The webinar included presentations from Professor Ryan Rhodes, University of Victoria, Canada, Professor Mark Tully from Ulster University, and Professor Suzanne McDonough from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
As part of the online event, IPH will also launch a new Public Health Matters digital learning module, ‘Getting Active For Better Ageing’, to help healthcare professionals to support older people to have more physically active lives.
IPH Director of Ageing Research & Development Professor Roger O’Sullivan will also chair a Q&A discussion with a panel of healthcare professionals about how behaviour change can be supported.
Siel Bleu Ireland will facilitate a physical activity energiser during the webinar.
- Professor Roger O’Sullivan, Director of Ageing Research & Development, Institute of Public Health
- Professor Ryan Rhodes, Director, Behavioural Medicine Laboratory, University of Victoria, Canada
- Professor Mark Tully, Professor of Public Health & Interim Director of Research, School of Medicine, Ulster University
- Professor Suzanne McDonough, Head of the School of Physiotherapy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.