A pilot study of a peer volunteering intervention for promoting active ageing in the community: Project ACE
Stathi, Afroditi; Withall, Janet; Fox, Ken; Davis, Mark; Thompson, Janice; Gray, Selena; Lloyd, Liz; Parkhurst, Graham
Selena Gray Selena.Gray@uwe.ac.uk
Professor Graham Parkhurst Graham.Parkhurst@uwe.ac.uk
Professor of Sustainable Mobility and Director, Centre for Transport & Society
Project ACE (Active, Connected and Engaged) is a theory-informed, pragmatic intervention using peer volunteering support to promote active ageing.
The ACE intervention was one of the outcomes of a 12–month collaborative network, AVONet, that used a range of approaches to identify best bet physical activity (PA) promotion strategies for older adults1. Thisstudy aimed to establish the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention.
•ACE is feasible and can help older people to get out and about more, improve their confidence and engage more with their community.
•Recruitment is an important area for improvement prior to a definitive pragmatic trial.
•ACE has already been adopted and delivered by LinkAGE –Bristol
Stathi, A., Withall, J., Fox, K., Davis, M., Thompson, J., Gray, S., …Parkhurst, G. (2015, September). A pilot study of a peer volunteering intervention for promoting active ageing in the community: Project ACE. Poster presented at Public Health England Annual Conference 2015, University of Warwick, UK
|Presentation Conference Type||Poster|
|Conference Name||Public Health England Annual Conference 2015|
|Conference Location||University of Warwick, UK|
|Start Date||Sep 15, 2015|
|End Date||Sep 16, 2015|
|Publication Date||Sep 15, 2015|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||active ageing, project ACE, peer volunteering|
|Additional Information||Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Public Health England Annual Conference|
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