Information evening for over-50s interested in active living for longer

18 NOVEMBER 2019

Information evening for over-50s interested in active living for longer

Exercise scientists from the ‘Active Living Longer’ program at Charles Sturt University will host a catered social information evening in Bathurst for people aged over 50 who are interested in maintaining and enhancing their health.

  • Research and education used to empower people and communities to be healthy and independent as long as possible
  • Previous research to be shared to benefit Bathurst’s ageing population

Exercise scientists from the ‘Active Living Longer’ (ALLong) program at Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) will host a catered social information evening in Bathurst for people aged over 50 who are interested in maintaining and enhancing their health.

Active Living Longer is a not-for-profit organisation supporting older adults to maintain active lifestyles and retain functional independence.

Founder of Active Living Longer, Dr Eevon Stott, said the talk is organised in conjunction with the Carer Respite Team from LiveBetter Community Services and Charles Sturt.

Dr Stott, an adjunct research fellow at the Charles Sturt School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health, said its staff and students are heavily involved in the program’s research and data collection process.

“We draw from our experience in research and education to empower people and
communities to be healthy and independent for as long as possible,” Dr Stott said.

 “With more people living longer and increasingly aware of the importance of staying healthy and active, this talk will be of interest to those who are keen to gain insights into how exercise can play a positive role in their later years of life.”

Mr Toby Parry, who will graduate early next year from Charles Sturt with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, said , “We presented data arising from our research at a national conference in early November which was well-received, and now we want to share it with the general public.”

This event will be held at Building 1292 Room 205 at Charles Sturt in Bathurst, from 5.45pm for a 6.15pm start on Friday 6 December.

Entry is by gold coin donation. Spaces are limited and bookings are essential for catering purposes.

Anyone interested in attending needs to register by emailing eevon.stott@activelivinglonger.org.au or call/text 0408 721 752.

If respite is required for carers who wish to attend this workshop, please call the Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre on 1800 052 222 or email respite@livebetter.org.au.

The event is funded by the Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre, an Australian Government initiative managed by LiveBetter Community Services.


Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Dr Eevon Stott who is based in Bathurst, contact Dr Stott on 0408 721 752 or eevon.stott@activelivinglonger.org.au, or contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or news@csu.edu.au

Photo:Dr Eevon Stott (front row centre, in black) and Mr Toby Parry at right instructing the class.

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