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Older People's Day 2016

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The BHFNC is supporting Older People’s Day 2016 and wants to share tools to help you run a successful event to join in with the international celebrations. BHFNC believes that celebrating physical activity should be a key element of Older People’s Day to highlight the important role it plays to maintain health and wellbeing in old age.

Organise an active ageing event
Active ageing events can provide an opportunity for local organisations to celebrate participation in physical activity, exercise and sporting opportunities for older people of all ages, abilities and interests.To help you arrange your own event BHFNC offers a selection of resources to give you practical guidance and ideas on implementing events.

Active Ageing Community Organisations Guide – A resource for local community organisations and groups to organise an event
Active Ageing Events Coordinators Planning Guide – A six step approach to planning local events and activities
Active Ageing Ideas for Action – A resource which may help generate different physical activity ideas for your local event
Active Ageing Promotion Guide – Hints for physical activity promotion, promotional material and guidance on working with the media to secure coverage of the events.

For more information visit

Using the Functional Fitness MOT training
This one-day training course introduces the Functional Fitness MOT – a series of physical function tests which compares older adults’ fitness to their peers.
Learning about the Functional Fitness MOT gives practitioners a useful educational tool to use with older people to discuss the different components of fitness and highlight individuals’ strengths and weaknesses.

Courses are available at a venue to suit you for up to 35 participants. For more information on BHFNC training opportunities pleasevisit the BHFNC website.
How are you celebrating?

BHFNC would love to hear from you if you are organising an event. If you would like to write a blog for their website to highlight and share the great work that you are doing, please get in touch at  to support collaboration in the sport sector.

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