The 8th World Congress on Active Ageing approaches

Older ladies exercising

The 8th World Congress on Active Ageing (WCAA) will be at the SECC in Glasgow from 13 – 17 August 2012. Held every four years, this week-long event is a highlight on the academic calendar, as researchers from across the world gather to discuss all things active ageing.

For the first time this year, the WCAA is opening its doors to the general public and inviting older people to attend its wide range of events with the Senior Pass.

At the cost of £8, the Senior Pass will provide a full day’s access to what’s on offer at the WCAA. The days’ line ups are thematic, so it’s best to pick the day that interests you the most:

  • Tuesday 14th August – Well-being, quality of life, cognitive function and dementia
  • Wednesday 15th August – Falls and fractures, balance and bone health
  • Thursday 16th August – Neurological and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Friday 17th August – Cardiovascular and respiratory conditions

Watch this short video of Bob Laventure, organiser of WCAA 2012, talking about some of the  activities that will be available through the week:


If you’re interested in learning more, you can phone the Congress Secretariat on 0141 331 0123 or visit the WCAA website. Alternatively, leave us a comment below and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you have.

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