As part of the ‘Ageing Well Public Talk series’ we are exploring how important it is, over our lifespan, to maintain a well-balanced nutrition and hydration as well as regular physical and social activity in the older age, also known as the ‘Five Pillars of Ageing Well’. As we know we start ageing the moment we are born. It demonstrates more significantly when we reach certain age, the usual benchmark being 65+, but our ageing starts much sooner and the way ageing demonstrates when we are over 65 depends on decisions we have been making over our life span.
The series and related materials such as ‘The Five Pillars of Ageing Well’ (Nutrition, Hydration, Physical, Social and Cognitive Stimulation) became the cornerstones of further engagement with the public, specifically around COVID-19 and the relating self-isolation, which are now available on the Open University website and the Internet.
Creating bridges between communities (in this case: research community researching sometimes in an ‘Ivory tower’ and community of ageing population (for whom it is sometimes very difficult to reach to the findings that ageing related research produced) was the starting point. The overall aim of these series of interventions is to facilitate a step change in user behaviour and support service provision. Self-management and becoming partner in our own health care is an important aspect of these talks. This may have a wider impact in healthcare economies, as ageing and related co-morbidities have a substantial health and economic burden footprint.
I have been presenting the ‘Ageing Well’ Lecture Series in collaboration with Third Age University and Free Time University overseas for the past 17 years and more recently in collaboration with primary care practices, stakeholders and charities in the UK. Currently I am collaborating with Public Health England, Age Scotland, Age UK MK, Public Health Northamptonshire, Camphill MK, Carers in Northamptonshire, UKeMED & Cambridge Medical Academy, East of England Academic Health Science Network and the and Voluntary Health Scotland and other organisations and charities on delivering ‘Ageing Well Public Talks’.
BCS (British Computer Society) North London Branch is generously offering to host afternoon events to listen to experts in their field and to discuss topical subjects and to address Computing and Internet problems you may have. The third of these afternoon events will take place on 25th October 2021. (2-4pm) This is an opportunity If you missed the first of these events. You are welcome to attend if you did attend the first event on the 4th October to follow up some of the decisions made then.
Award Ceremony – Tuesday 3 November 2020, 6.00 – 7.45 pm
The award ceremony is a part of the inaugural Lifelong Learning Week, hosted by the Festival of Learning . Read more about the festival on their website and register your interest to attend the Awards Ceremony.
Workshop: Thursday, May 30th 2019, 11.00 to 1600 Location: Futurelearn, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London NW1 8NP run by AEA (Association for Education and Ageing)
AEA present: Older Adult Education and Learning: the way forward
Ransackers supports this workshop and invites any later life learners who can get to North London to attend.
The Workshop will be discussing the issues, and then putting together a response, to the Adult Education Commission’s Call for ideas and evidence on the way forward for Adult Education in the UK in the future*. The Call comes on the occasion of the centenary of the post WWW1 Ministry of Reconstruction’s hugely important Report to Government, which established the principles of adult education provision in the UK up to the 1990s.
This Workshop will focus on the education and learning of older people in the UK in the next decades and collect together views and arguments that will be forwarded to the Commission after the workshop. A central issue will be the role of the State.
The format on May 30 will be a pre-workshop collection of responses to the introductory document, introductory short inputs, small group working sessions and concluding debate.