Move It or Lose it want to encourage the over 70s to do the 30 seconds sit-to-stand challenge, then submit, track and improve their scores. Families can encourage their older relatives to take on the challenge throughout lockdown and beyond.
Don Anderson, a member of the Birmingham 1000 Elders, celebrated his 100th birthday at the end of January. Centenarian Don celebrated his big day in style with a party for friends and family, and Professor Janet Lord went along to wish him well.
This year we broke from tradition and went off-campus to Carrs Lane Conference Centre in Birmingham City Centre for our annual Agewell event.
Professor Janet Lord, Director of the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research appeared on the BBC’s How to Stay Young programme on Thursday 7th April at 9 pm, offering her expertise on the ‘Sit to Rise’ test, an easy-to-administer test, measuring flexibility and strength in older people
Are you interested in learning about the control of movement and the ability to remain active in older age? We would like to invite you to an open day at the School of Sports Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences on Tuesday the 21 of June 2016 from 10:20 am (registration opens at 9:30) to 3:30 pm.
In the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research (CMAR) we all know the benefits of keeping active as we age, and on Sunday 27th of September 2015, we had the opportunity to play a major role in the filming of a new series of programs about healthy ageing which will go out across the airwaves in the UK in the near future.
Age Well went ahead as planned on Thursday the 10th of September 2015. This was the 6th annual event of its kind since it began in 2010. Once again, this year saw us move to a bigger venue as the event continues to grow in popularity with approximately 200 ‘delegates’ or attendees from the Birmingham 1000 Elders group.