TAPA Network Showcase 27th March 2023

On Monday 27th March 2023, The Healthy Ageing Research Group (HARG) in the School of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln, in collaboration with the Health Advancement Research Team (HART) in the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln, delivered ‘The Ageing and Physical Activity’ (TAPA) Showcase conference to 40 guests.

Guests included stakeholders from across Lincolnshire: older citizens, physical activity providers and organisations, physical activity instructors/ personal trainers, health and care professionals, care homes, and academics.

Dr Hannah Henderson
TAPA Showcase
Shantelle Svarc Darkside Rising CIC

Tracey Wilkinson – Magna Vitae

Mandie Winstone – Personal Trainer at Everyone Active Gainsborough

The Showcase consisted of five key sessions exploring:

  1. University of Lincoln research findings on physical activity and ageing
  2. Examples of partner’s innovative physical activity and age-friendly practices across Lincolnshire
  3. Discussion on policy and projects across Lincolnshire
  4. Discussion on the future role of the TAPA network
  5. Discussion panel with an open Q&A

We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the organisation of the TAPA network which was established in August 2022. A particular thank you goes to colleagues and TAPA network members who were involved in the planning and contributions to the TAPA Showcase. We would also like to extend our thanks to our sponsors the British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Small Events fund for supporting and funding our Showcase event and for making this possible. The views expressed and discussions at the Showcase event may not represent the views of the BSG.