In this edition we cover:

Dates for the Diary

10 November 2009, 16.00 to 18.30. Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London:
ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession Joint “Green Paper” Debate: The Future of Funding Long-term Care for Older People (kindly supported by Nuffield).

We only have a few places left for this event. If you want to register to attend, please email soon as possible as we are likely to need to operate a waiting list for this debate.

On 17 February 2010, ILC and the Actuarial Profession will hold our first joint event in Scotland. Les Mayhew of Cass Business School will speak at the event. We will confirm final details early next year.

 New ILC-UK Publications

The ILC-UK has recently published a new report on Purchased Life Annuities by ILC-UK Fellow, Jackie Wells. The report, ‘Time to Annuitise’ highlights that older people aren’t always getting the most from their retirement savings. The report is available here:

The report was launched at the ILC and Actuarial Profession debate on 13 October. At the same event, Age Concern and Help the Aged launched a policy briefing on the annuities market. This is available at:

New ILC-UK Blog Posts

We have published a number of new posts to the ILC Blog. The posts are accessible through or via the links below.

”Most People are Other People”

Speech Therapy in an Ageing Society

Towards 2012- an opportunity for physical exercise for ALL ages?

October 1st - UN Older People’s Day around the world:

Elections in an ageing world:

Tackling Digital Exclusion:

ILC-UK Out and About

ILC-UK Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross has been involved in a number of recent events:

She gave a keynote speech at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Annual Diversity Conference, 8 October.

Chaired the Just Ageing? Seminar, 13 October, which focused on older people’s employment contributions. She also chaired the final All Party Parliamentary Group Old & Young Together: Intergenerational Futures evidence inquiry session into ‘Intergenerational Fairness in Employment’.

Presented a closing keynote at the Inside Government’s Lifetime Neighbourhoods Conference, 15 October along with a speech at the CPPS: ‘Delivering Excellent Joined –Up Services for People with Dementia’ Seminar, 19 October.

Spoke at two important health conferences: The UK Faculty of Health Informatics ‘Providing High Quality Care for All– ensuring that we address the need for effective information sharing between Health, Social Care and Children’s Services’, and the Protomed ‘Future of Medication Management in Primary Care’, 21 and 22 October respectively.

In Parliament Baroness Greengross joined in the following short debates: ‘Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to enable older workers who are able and willing to continue working to do so’, 22 October, and ‘Baroness Prashar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those with autism benefit from enhanced social inclusion and are properly protected by disability discrimination legislation’, 26 October 2009.

In addition, our Head of Policy and Research, David Sinclair has spoken at conferences on sheltered accommodation and on museums in an ageing world.

The ILC-UK has featured in the news this month with coverage of a ‘Time to Annuitise’, social care, and new longevity statistics. Both Baroness Greengross and David Sinclair have undertaken national and international television interviews representing ILC-UK.

ILC-UK on Twitter

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The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) and Just Group have analysed the submissions and created a shortlist to take forward that helps deal with ageing issues such as cognitive decline, failing physical health, loneliness and digital exclusion.

We are looking for an experienced, flexible and proactive candidate to support the Senior Management Team in managing the financials of the organisation.

The ILC-UK has launched a Commission Inquiry on Health and Wellbeing Innovation, supported by Audley Retirement Villages and EY.

However, the analysis also finds the higher the proportion of over 70s in a local population, the higher the rate of productivity growth

Just and ILC-UK ‘Innovating for Ageing’ project calls for submissions on problems relating to consumer vulnerability

Life expectancy and health outcomes worsen the more deprived an area or population is, new research from Cass Business School has found.