School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


21 September 2016

Measuring Physical and Cognitive Wellbeing in the Elderly: Assessing Impact...

Presented By Prof. Eef Hogervorst, Dementia Research Group, NCSEM, Loughborough University

About this event

At the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands (based at Loughborough University), world-leading experts are developing or implementing asessements of physical and cognitive wellbeing. Measuring the impact of interventions with the elderly is fundamental, not only to determine whether the intervention has improved physical, cognitive or social wellbeing, but also to capture the wider economic benefit when reporting to key stakeholders and commissioners.

You may be involved in delivering or commissioning projects and strategies such as: 

  • Instructor-led exercise programmes for the elderly or those living with dementia (falls prevention etc.)
  • Community-based exercise initiatives (walking groups etc.)
  • Social interaction groups for the elderly (coffee mornings, dementia cafe etc.)

The aim of this event is to bring together key local government stakeholders, healthcare professionals (GPs, nurses, physios, midwives), exercise practitioners and others who work with the elderly in the community and showcase some of the methods that be used to assess the effectivness of interventions.


Wednesday, 21 September 2016 from 17:00 to 21:00 (BST) 


The Street, National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine - Loughborough University Epinal Way, Loughborough, LE11 3TU - View Map

Draft agenda

17:00-18:30: Refreshments on arrival and demonstrations of easy to use impact assessments

18:45-19:00: Funding opportunities with academic partners: possibilities and challenges

With public funding running low, other funding sources such as academic funding may be available to help establish impact of interventions and programmes. A requirement of funding through these sources is some form of impact assessment. We would be happy to discuss this with you and work with you to identify your resource needs. 

19:00-19:45: Needs identified from council stakeholders and others

We would welcome your input and contribution towards presenting a case study of one of the interventions or programmes you are involved with. On the evening, this would include disussing the success and limitations of the programme and also what impact assessments (if any) you are currently using. If you are not willing to share this with us on the day, please feel free to send the details of your programme on email and we would happy to present and discuss this on your behalf.

19:45-close: Case studies from councils implemeting exercise programmes for vulnerable elderly: pitfalls and limitations

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands.



Telephone: +44 (0)1509 222 222

National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands
School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU, UK


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