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Lecturethon raises £300 for Age Concern

Lecturethon fundraising Wednesday 21 June 2017

A £300 charitable donation was presented to Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton by Liverpool Hope University.

Health Sciences staff and students raised money for the cause at a special Lecturethon, held as part of British Science Week in March.

The Lecturethon included topics such as the role of sport in healthy ageing, ageing and muscle mass, and nutrition and ageing. Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton CEO Dil Daly opened the event with a talk about the work that the charity does in the region.

An additional donation was made by Pro Vice-Chancellor (Operations) Professor Ian Vandewalle, on behalf of Hope, taking the total raised to £300.

Researchers from Liverpool Hope’s School of Health Sciences are currently carrying out two major multidisciplinary research projects into healthy ageing – one that looks at the impact of exercise and nutrition on different aspects of healthy ageing, and another which investigates the health benefits of playing tennis as we age.

Participants between the ages of 60 and 90 in the clinical study “Exercise, Nutrition and Ageing” have been given specific nutrition plans and will take part in both individual and group exercise, including walking groups, dance lessons and fitness classes. The researchers are taking a range of measures including balance, muscle strength, gait, physical and mental wellbeing, and the ability to perform everyday tasks such as getting in and out of a chair.

Picture: Senior Lecturer Biology and Event Organiser Dr Carl Larsen presents Chief Executive of Age Concern Sefton and Liverpool Dil Daly with the money raised.

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