Active Ageing Week 24-28 September

Dear all,

Active AgeingWe are pleased to announce we are hosting the first UW Active Ageing Week during 24-28 September, 2018.

We are the first organisation to officially link with the International Council on Active Ageing (ICAA) to bring the event to the UK. Sessions are free to members of the public and open to older adults aged 60+ and anyone else interested in finding out more about active ageing.

The week aims to

  • celebrate active ageing within Worcester and the region and
  • connect older adults across Worcestershire to Seniors Physical Activity and Adapted Sports Sessions (SPAAS) at UW

Guest Speaker: Alex Rotas, a professional photographer challenging stereotypes about ageing through photography, speaking, writing. Alex’s talk “Growing old actively” is on Friday 28 September, 1.30pm at the University Arena.

Photo competition: As part of the event we are running a photo competition. Entrants submit a unique image, along with a short caption describing how the image reflects active ageing. Opportunity to win an Amazon voucher and signed copy of ‘Growing Old Competitively’ by Alex Rotas. Open to anyone 16 and over. Closing date for entries is 20 September. For further information visit

Getting involved:

You are welcome to attend sessions. If you wish to attend the Guest speaker talk, please let me know. Active Ageing Week Programme

Please do advertise this with your students as well and if they are interested in attending any sessions ask them to register their interest to so we can monitor numbers.

If you have any queries, please email me.


Dr Clare Rhoden CPsychol AFBPsS

Principal Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

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