Age Action Alliance: Publichealth and an activelifestyleDr Nori Graham
Professor Jerry Morris     1910 - 2009
Professor Jerry MorrisThe first research physician to:• demonstrate link between exercise and health  (in 1953)• define pu...
Exercise: the cheapest super drugRegular exercise helps to prevent :• Heart disease• High blood pressure• Type 2 Diabetes•...
Sixty years onPublic policy catches up with science
Sixty years on• Impact of ageing society on low income  older people highlighted• DWP approaches Social Justice  Committee...
Early principles• Focus on the most disadvantaged people  in later life• Prevent people becoming disadvantaged  and isolat...
Launch of the Age Action Alliance         30 September 2011By Jan 2012, 180 organisations had agreed to join  the Alliance...
How will the Alliance work?• Engaging older people to find out what is important  to them and then acting on it• Alliance ...
Drawn from ourEnglish Forums –Older Peoplehave a seat on                   Ways of workingthe Steering                    ...
Initial Working Groups•   Public health and Active Lifestyles•   Safe warm homes•   Improving the lives of excluded groups...
Public Health and Active Lifestyles         working group      5 Ways to Health and Wellbeing*An individual needs to :  – ...
Public Health and Active Lifestyles         working groupIdentify one or more initiatives which meet  certain agreed crite...
The Fit as a Fiddle programme –        My understanding• Age UK initiative funded by the Big Lottery  fund for 5 years• Ru...
The Fit as a Fiddle Approach• Fits our theme of 5 Ways to Health and  Wellbeing• Meets our criteria• Helps address lonelin...
Fit as a Fiddle: Challenge of               delivery• Post the programme on the Alliance web  site www.ageactionalliance.o...
Jerry MorrisWill his dream be fulfilled?
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  • At the hear will be a steering Group – formed from a range of organisations covering Government, the voluntary, statutory as well as the Business Sector. There will be space for at least two representatives from the English Forums on Ageing Seven working Groups will initially worked on the early priorities. Again the English Forums will be able to provide a representative on each of the working groups. The Reference Group will initially be formed from the Nine English Forums on Ageing.
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    1. 1. Age Action Alliance: Publichealth and an activelifestyleDr Nori Graham
    2. 2. Professor Jerry Morris 1910 - 2009
    3. 3. Professor Jerry MorrisThe first research physician to:• demonstrate link between exercise and health (in 1953)• define public health with a focus on the role that lifestyle plays in the development of chronic diseaseHe lived 99 years but has achieved immortality!
    4. 4. Exercise: the cheapest super drugRegular exercise helps to prevent :• Heart disease• High blood pressure• Type 2 Diabetes• Depression• Stroke• Vascular dementia• Loneliness and isolation
    5. 5. Sixty years onPublic policy catches up with science
    6. 6. Sixty years on• Impact of ageing society on low income older people highlighted• DWP approaches Social Justice Committee• Redefine retirement - active phase of life• Decision to initiate a community based alliance of civil society organisations
    7. 7. Early principles• Focus on the most disadvantaged people in later life• Prevent people becoming disadvantaged and isolated in later life• Champion new ways of working• Commitment to practical action• Not a campaigning body
    8. 8. Launch of the Age Action Alliance 30 September 2011By Jan 2012, 180 organisations had agreed to join the Alliance.• Private Sector 20• Statutory Sector 27• Government Depts 11• Local Authorities 5• Older People’s Groups 2• Voluntary Sector 66
    9. 9. How will the Alliance work?• Engaging older people to find out what is important to them and then acting on it• Alliance partners grouping together when it adds value• Build on current best practice• Updating each other on all activities• Working groups focussed on different areas to kick start• Developing some measurable goals to show that the Alliance is making a difference to people’s lives
    10. 10. Drawn from ourEnglish Forums –Older Peoplehave a seat on Ways of workingthe Steering Secretariat DWP/Group, each AGE UKWorking Groupand form theReference Group. Working Working Groups Groups Reference Working Working Steering Group Group Groups Groups Working Working Working Groups Groups Groups
    11. 11. Initial Working Groups• Public health and Active Lifestyles• Safe warm homes• Improving the lives of excluded groups• Loneliness and isolation• Age-friendly cities• Digital inclusion• Attitudes to ageing
    12. 12. Public Health and Active Lifestyles working group 5 Ways to Health and Wellbeing*An individual needs to : – connect – take notice – be active – learn – give *New Economics Forum commissioned by Foresight
    13. 13. Public Health and Active Lifestyles working groupIdentify one or more initiatives which meet certain agreed criteria:• Meets one or more areas of focus of the Alliance• Tried and tested• Shown to be user friendly and accessed by local people• Ability to scale up programme
    14. 14. The Fit as a Fiddle programme – My understanding• Age UK initiative funded by the Big Lottery fund for 5 years• Run by volunteers who receive training• Supports older people with a series of national programmes promoting: Increased physical activity Healthy eating Mental wellbeing
    15. 15. The Fit as a Fiddle Approach• Fits our theme of 5 Ways to Health and Wellbeing• Meets our criteria• Helps address loneliness and isolation• Improves knowledge of diet, cooking and nutrition and tackle obesity• Enhances general wellbeing• Encourages employers to include programmes• Sustainable
    16. 16. Fit as a Fiddle: Challenge of delivery• Post the programme on the Alliance web site www.ageactionalliance.org / Connections (a regular bulletin)• Encourage partners separately or in groups to set targets• Make the case to the Health and Wellbeing Boards to give their support for action• Monitor and evaluate
    17. 17. Jerry MorrisWill his dream be fulfilled?

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