Back for a second year, 2017 brings a focus on resilience, with sector specific speakers in the morning and skills based workshops in the afternoon. Designed for Health and Social Care Professionals.
The speaker programme addressed all levels of Frailty and includes current academic research updates, professional practice developments and community-initiated activity programmes for older men.
Click on the links below to see the powerpoint presentation from each speaker.
The Conference was opened by Paula Bee, Chief Executive of Age UK Wakefield District, drawing together the work acheived by the Organisation relating to Frailty in older people.
The Keynote speaker for the Conference was Dr Andrew Clegg, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Geriatrician, Leeds Institute for Health Sciences
Speakers from a variety of Organisations provided different perspectives on Frailty
Alison Harwood -
Director of Clinical Services at Wakefield Hospice
Karen Spilsbury -
Professor of Nursing at University of Leeds
Sue Bradley -
Chief Officer, Age UK North Craven
Please click on the links below for more information from Sue Bradley:
No one should have no one
Testing promising approaches to reducing lonliness results and learning of Age UK's lonliness pilot 2016
Professor of Elderly Care Medicine at the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, Leeds Institute for Health Sciences
John Myatt -
Club Secretary, Wakefeld Walking Football
A delicious lunch was provied and delegates were able to network around the Marketplace and visit information tables from:
Spectrum, Carers Wakefield and District, West Yorkshire Joint Services, Nova, WDH, Live Well Wakefield and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
The afternoon featured two workshop sessions where delegates chose to attend workshops by:
- My Therapy - Simple everyday equipment that can make a huge difference
- Spectrum - Alcohol and older age frailty
- Mental Health First Aid England - Taster session on anxiety and depression
- Nova - Community Solutions - How Community Anchors improve resilience in older people
- Wakefield Council Public Health - Falls Prevention, Home Based Exercise Programme
- Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust - Pyjama Paralysis: Preventing In-Patient Deterioration
- Wakefield Council Health Improvement - Chair based exercise, the basic skills
- Wakefield Council Health Improvement - Supporting individuals to embrace Self Care
The end of the day then saw Age UK Wakefield District hold their Annual General Meeting.
To download the full Frailty & Reslilience Conference Programme click here:
Picture featuring Wakefield Walking football courtesy of Matt Pennington Photographer, www.PennPix.com
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With gratitude to our sponsors for helping us to make the event happen