Pre Oct 2014

13 May 14

Physical Activity and Older People

We all know that physical activity is good for us at any age, but how exactly is it good for us as we get older and what can we do to encourage older people to exercise?

This seminar will provide evidence on the benefits of exercise; discuss interventions that have been proven to increase levels of physical activity amongst older adults; and provide insight into the experiences of an older adult who delivers an exercise program for the over 50s, the Living Longer Living Stronger Program.

Professor Rob Newton will present evidence on the application of exercise as medicine for cancer management and reduction of treatment side-effects.

Associate Professor Kay Cox will discuss increasing physical activity levels of older adults focusing on the Perth based FABS (Fitness for the Ageing Brain Study), which looked at changes in cognition with a physical activity intervention in people with mild cognitive impairment.

Emeritus Professor of Science Bob Ziegler will discuss the “Benefits of Resistance Exercise, Research and Personal” drawing on his experiences as a participant of COTA’s Living Longer Living Stronger Program.

Hear from Leading Experts

Professor Robert Newton
Professor of Exercise Science, Co-Director – Health and Wellness Institute, Edith Cowan University

Associate Professor Kay Cox
Research Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Royal Perth Hospital Unit,
School of Sport Science and Exercise Health, University of Western Australia

Emeritus Professor Bob Ziegler
Emeritus Professor of Science Education, Director of the Board of COTA WA, Peer Educator, COTA WA

Event Details

To download a flyer and registration form please click here

5:00pm: Registration and nibbles
5:30pm to 7:00pm: Presentations

Event Date & Time: Tuesday 13th May 2014, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Event Location: Room 4505, Bldg 408, Curtin University, Kent St, WA
Room 4505 (Level 4),
Building 408,
School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science,
Curtin University

Registrations Open: 30th Apr 14 12:00 AM

Your Investment

Member: $10.00
Non Member: $30.00


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