This one day practical course, delivered by Bob Laventure, is designed for anyone working with older adults to increase physical activity levels, strength, balance and co-ordination. This includes physical activity practitioners, active ageing development officers, sports development professionals, occupational therapists, therapy assistants, older people health care services, exercise instructors and physiotherapists

This innovative and person centred assessment activity was designed at Glasgow Caledonian University to highlight the different components of fitness (as recognised in the 2011 UK CMO Guidelines for Older Adults) necessary for older people to maintain independent living, physical and mental health. The Functional Fitness MOT (FF MOT) results can be used with an older person to highlight their individual strengths and weaknesses and the next steps required to initiate physical activity participation. This is followed by discussion around the person’s needs, preferences and motivation to take advantage of local opportunities and activities designed to promote active ageing. 

The FFMOT has been used as the underpinning intervention in recent Cumbria Health and Wellbeing MOT days in Copeland, and this will also be discussed on the course.

More details of the Functional Fitness MOT can be found at: 

Hosted by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and CLIC 

For details of how to book a place or to submit an application (attached below) please email Vicky Johnston at: