REtirement in ACTion (REACT): targetting mobility and independence in later life

Date: 9 October 2017
Time: 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Cost: Free

Dr Afroditi Stathi, Associate Professor, University of Bath and co-director of the APPHLE Health Integration Team gives a presentation describing the early stages of the REACT study and discussing the strategies that have enabled its research teams to successfully recruit 600 older people to take part in its multi-centre intervention.

We know that physical inactivity is a strong predictor of physical disability in older adults. An older person who remains fit and active is more likely to retain physical and cognitive function, prevent disease and disability, and enjoy independence, mental well-being and a higher quality of life. REACT will evaluate a 12-month physical activity and social education programme designed to improve long-term functional ability in older adults who are already having some difficulties with mobility.

This event will be chaired by Selena Gray, Professor of Public Health at the University of the West of England.

Access and other essential information

The space is on one level, with street level access and has disabled toilet facilities. It does not have a hearing induction loop but microphones are provided for all events, should they be required.

Thanks to Triodos Bank who have supported this event.

This event is part of Healthy City Week 2017 (7 – 14 October) - an annual programme of activities exploring wellbeing that doesn’t cost the earth. Healthy City Week is formed by its contributors, delivered by Bristol Green Capital Partnership and supported by Bristol Health Partners. View all events at

Photo credit: John O'Brian

Event address: The Foundation
Lower Ground Floor
1 St George’s Road
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