Purpose – This article aims to reflect on the role of prevention with respect to active ageing and why early action and intervention to promote active ageing at a societal, familial and personal level has potentially become somewhat of a necessity. Design/methodology/approach – The article is the observations of injury prevention and contemporary active ageing initiatives in the UK from a practitioner's perspective. Findings – The potential contribution of prevention towards optimised active ageing has frequently been recognised and supported by studies and programs from around the world. This article supports the theme that prevention can play an important role in promoting active ageing. Originality/value – The article provides a simple and structured reflection upon the potential role of injury prevention in active ageing and also provides a framework for further analysis and discussion.
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults – Emerald Publishing
Published: Nov 30, 2012
Keywords: Active ageing; Wellbeing; Older people; Intergenerational; Intervention; Injury prevention; Population; Healthy ageing; Carers; Quality of life; Elderly people; Accident prevention; United Kingdom
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