Live Longer Better: Viva la Revolution!
Active Oxfordshire is very proud to be able to work with Sir Muir Gray and his Optimal Ageing associates, to launch a transformational initiative designed to help older people "Live Longer Better."
We are facing a serious health crisis for older people across the country. The over 80s population will double within ten years, with the majority of those aged over 65 likely to experience poor health for more than half of their remaining years. The impact of COVID-19 is exacerbating these issues and makes this an urgent and vitally important problem. In November 2020, 17 Active Partnerships formed the ‘Live Longer Better Community of Practice and Learning’, expertly led by Sir Muir Gray to address a population-based personalised system for Living Longer, Better and is set to reduce the need for health and social care.
Since launching, we have provided five weekly workshops, enabled access to Muir’s online learning resources and a bespoke website has been developed. We have engaged with key national partners to form a National Advisory Network. Together, we are embarking on a movement that will address system design, enable network development and create the cultural revolution ‘Live Longer Better’.
The first National Live Longer Better Event was held mid-January to raise awareness of this initiative and to promote partnership working. 218 delegates attended the event with cross sector representation including local authorities, Age UK, NHS, Care Homes, Leisure Trusts and various voluntary and community sector partners. 100% of the delegates who provided feedback confirmed that the event met their expectations:
- “Thank you so much for such an informative and useful webinar and many thanks to the fantastic speakers for presenting their inspirational projects and activities to us”. Sadia
- “Brilliant session, best one I've been to for a long time!! Totally inspired!!” Deborah
We are now very pleased to announce our next national event: ‘Live Longer Better: COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery’ on Wednesday 24th February at 10.00 – 12.00. Registration for this event is now open: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-longer-better-covid-19-response-registration-139870232631
Plus ‘Save the Date’ for our 3rd National event on Wednesday 24th March, at 10.00 – ‘Live Longer Better: Liberation after Vaccination’.
This collaboration between Sir Muir Gray, Optimal Ageing Associates and Active Partnerships provides a unique combination of skills and resources, bringing together the cultures of coaching, and health and social care. Come and join our Cultural Revolution!