Volunteers help older people become more physically active

A study from Cardiff Metropolitan, Birmingham and Manchester Universities is looking into ways in which peer volunteering can help older people increase their levels of physical activity.

The study, known as ACTIF, began in 2022 and participants have now reached 530 (almost 200 in the Cardiff area), plus 200 volunteers. Half of the participants have been matched with a volunteer for six months. The rest form a comparison group and attend two Healthy Aging sessions. At the end of the study, data from the two groups will be compared to assess the impact and cost-effectiveness of ACTIF.

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