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The Centre for Health, Activity and Wellbeing Research (CAWR) at Cardiff Metropolitan University invites you to an interactive day about healthy ageing. The event is part of a new research network called Lifelong Physical AcTivity TArgeting Inequalities, or ATTAIN. It’s a collaboration between researchers at the University of Birmingham, University of Glasgow, Sheffield Hallam University and Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Our aim is to develop A Transformative Network for Healthy Ageing and we see you as an important and valuable contributor to this conversation. We’d love for you to attend on Wednesday 26 April (9.30am to 3pm) at Grange Pavilion, Cardiff; refreshments and lunch will be served. The day will be a series of information sessions and interactive workshops (poster and agenda attached)To confirm your attendance, please sign up on Eventbrite. We have a limited number of spaces so please sign up by 5 April:

We’re living longer but we’re not living longer in good health  

The background to the work is that while life expectancy in the UK has continued to increase year on year, healthy life expectancy has not improved. In addition, there are differences in life expectancy between populations and this is largely driven by social, ethnic, and geographical inequalities. We know that people living in areas of socially deprived and ethnic minority communities spend fewer years in good health than others. Physical activity (or ‘movement’) plays a key role in a healthy life, and this is the area of interest for the work of ATTAIN. 

Making movement part of our everyday lives – for everyone 

Physical activity includes sport, but also hobbies like gardening, daily movement such as housework, and artistic movement like dance. We would like to explore further the challenges that communities face in achieving a physically active lifestyle and understand what needs to happen to rebalance this shift and better support healthy ageing in socially deprived and ethnic minority communities.

This programme is about developing understanding, capacity and working networks to bring together stakeholders to share knowledge and develop novel and interdisciplinary solutions to these complex problems.

UK-wide initiative 

Workshop events will be held in each of the 4 cities and three nations in the ATTAIN network – and the outcomes of these events will provide valuable insights on similarities and differences in the physical activity challenges faced across the UK. In Cardiff we want to see a focus on third sector organisations and community engagement. We believe that research and communities need to come closer to together, which is what we are trying to achieve through ATTAIN and in our Cardiff event. 

An event for everyone 

We would like to invite older people along with community workers, policymakers in public health, local authorities, social care, community services, physical activity practitioners and academics/researchers. 

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