Speakers and Programme
Moderators: Prof Rose Galvin and Paudie Butler
Professor Liam Glynn: Promoting physical activity in primary care
Professor Liam Glynn is the Professor of General Practice at the University of Limerick School of Medicine. His primary research interests are in preventive medicine with a focus on physical activity and diabetes and on bringing technological solutions to healthcare through connected health. More locally, He has collaborated on the development of various exercise initiatives for local communities, the most successful of which now runs in collaboration with the Clare Sports Partnership, the HSE and the ‘Go For Life’ programme, with over 600 older adults attending exercise classes in 25 community locations throughout the county of Clare every week.
Michelle McNamara: Practical Considerations for engaging in physical activity
Chartered Physiotherapist Michelle McNamara will discuss the development of an excellent resource leaflet to keep older adults fit and healthy during the pandemic. This provides evidence based, safe exercises for strengthening and balance for older adults to encourage exercise during this time. Michelle will also lead us through some of these exercises in the session.
We will also include a panel of experts to provide updates, tips, and advice on nutrition (Dr Anne Griffin, Lecturer in Dietetics, UL), mental wellbeing (Dr Katie Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, UL) and recent developments in policy and practice (Deirdre Lang, Director of Nursing/National Lead Older Persons Services, National Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons).
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