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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

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Authors

Afroditi Stathi

Janet Withall

Ken Fox

Mark Davis

Janice Thompson

Liz Lloyd



Abstract

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.

Conclusions:
•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

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Start Date Sep 15, 2015
Publication Date Sep 15, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation 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
Keywords active ageing, project ACE, peer volunteering
Publisher URL https://www.phe-events.org.uk/hpa/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=170826&ef_sel_menu=1299&eventID=436&eventID=436
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Public Health England Annual Conference

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