Live Longer Better in Cornwall, March blog


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Cornwall Wildlife Trust – Kernow Glassa Project 

The Kernow Glassa project involves five courses across 54 weeks targeted to improve health and wellbeing, across the Cornwall’s unique landscapes.

It’s part of the green recovery fund and give participants the opportunity to develop an understanding of nature recovery, spend time outdoors primarily across our nature reserves, as well as other sites.

Kernow Glassa is open to anyone identifying as having low to medium mental health, or at risk of developing these.

Over the course of the programme participants will be introduced to new skills and contribute to the conservation work being done by the Trust.

A booklet is also provided that can be used in conjunction with the weekly sessions. It’s hoped this will encourage a greater awareness and inspiring them to act for wildlife, taking advantage of the wonderful landscapes that Cornwall has given us.

Further information and contact details can be found here.

Online Event!

The Longevity Revolution – reducing the burden on Health and Social Care

Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 10.00 – 11.30

Registration is open HERE!

The number of older people is increasing, both in absolute terms and relative to the numbers of young people.

This is usually portrayed as a major problem but our understanding of the science of what is happening to us as we live longer is getting clearer, and the evidence about what can be done to prevent or delay, or slow or even reverse the conditions we fear most – frailty, dementia and dependence  is getting stronger.

The burden on health and social care can be significantly reduced by increasing activity – physical, cognitive and emotional.  

But we need a revolution, a cultural revolution in how we think about living longer and therefore in what we do.

Join us at our next national event to understand more, including how we need to:

  • Refocus the lens on population ageing to healthy longevity
  • Focus on reconditioning rather than deconditioning
  • Prescribe activity with, and sometimes instead of, drug prescriptions
  • Recognise that physical activity professionals are agents of change as catalysts for action within complex systems

Expert speakers will include:

  • Sir Muir Gray
  • Jamie Blackshaw (Office for Health Improvement and Disparities)
  • Anant Jani (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Jenni Jones (National University of Ireland)
  • Dr Marlize de Vivo (Active Medicine)
  • Lisa Wood (Active Partnership – Wesport)

We look forward to sharing some excellent presentations from speakers around the Live Longer Better work, inspired by Sir Muir Gray, in collaboration with Active Partnerships.

Further programme details will be circulated nearer the event.

Our LLB National Events have proved extremely popular – more than1,800 delegates have attended our last six events with cross sector representation including local authorities, Age UK, NHS, Care Homes, Leisure Trusts and various voluntary and community sector partners. Feedback given by delegates confirmed that the events fully met their expectations. 

This Live Longer Better collaboration between Sir Muir Gray, Optimal Ageing Associates and Active Partnerships provides a unique combination of skills and resources, bringing together the cultures of coaching and health. We look forward to sharing some excellent presentations and speakers around the Live Longer Better work.

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