The February edition of the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) newsletter.
In this edition we cover:
- ILC Global Alliance Website
- New ILC-UK Publications
- New ILC-UK Blog Posts
- ILC-UK in the News
- ILC-UK Out and About
Dates for the Diary
- ILC-UK and the Actuarial Profession Joint Debates: ‘The Future Economic, Health and Social Care Costs of Dementia’, Edinburgh (9th February) and London (1st March)
- Symposium: ‘Growing Older in Urban Environments: Perspectives from Japan and the UK’ (28th/29th March)
- ILC-UK Seminar Series supported by Partnership. ‘The Future of Care Funding - What is the Role for the Private Sector?’ (5th April/17th May/2nd June)
- The London Marathon
ILC Global Alliance Website
The ILC-UK was recognised as being responsible from now on for the development and maintenance of the ILC Global Alliance website. The website is under completion and will be launched soon (date to be announced).
New ILC-UK Publication
New ILC-UK Blog Posts
Housing and the Older Consumer (David Sinclair)
The Flu Crisis. Why we need an adult immunisation strategy (David Sinclair)
Nudging towards health? (Rebecca Taylor)
Research and the Older Consumer (Jessica Watson)
Passing educational inequalities across the generations? (Dylan Kneale)
Localism, Housing and Care (Peter Barnett)
The case for “Lighter Later” (David Sinclair)
Vitamin D and Calcium - Time to Change the Dietary Requirements? (Rebecca Taylor)
ILC-UK in the News
Rebecca Taylor, Senior Researcher at the ILC-UK, wrote an article entitled “What are functional foods and what can they do?” in the February edition of the journal “Nursing & Residential Care” (Volume 13, No 2).
The ILC-UK was mentioned in "Let's take the housing fight to wealthy owners with empty spare rooms" in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jan/04/take-housing-fight-wealthy.
ILC-UK Out and About
In December Baroness Sally Greengross addressed the Association of Retirement Housing Managers Winter Conference as its President; spoke at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers on train accessibility targets and also chaired a global ageing and development workshop.
Next week she will be speaking at a conference for senior civil servants on meeting the housing needs of an ageing population and in March, discussing the older consumer, at the Age UK ‘Agenda for Later Life’ conference.
In Parliament she has recently taken part in debates on front-line and specialised services in the NHS and also on violence against women, particularly in post-conflict situations in developing countries.
Sally has been asked to chair the EASYCare National Advisory Council, an initiative headed up by Professor Ian Philp, and also be a member of the BT Inclusion Leadership Panel Advisory Board.
Dates for the Diary
ILC-UK and the Actuarial Profession Joint Debates: The Future Economic, Health and Social Care Costs of Dementia, Edinburgh and London
Kindly supported by Pfizer.
09 February 2011. 16.00 - 18.30, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ.
01 March 2011. 16.00 - 18.30, the Actuarial Profession, Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ.
These events are free and open to all; however registration is required.
Symposium: 'Growing Older in Urban Environments: Perspectives from Japan and the UK’.
28/29 March Church House, Westminster, London
Economic and Social Research Council/Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science/International Longevity Centre
The aim of the Symposium will be to examine the impact of demographic change on major cities in Japan and the UK, many of whom will have populations of 30 per cent or more aged 60 and over by 2020. If you are interested in further information about this event please contact email@example.com as soon as possible.
ILC-UK Seminar Series supported by Partnership. The Future of Care Funding - What is the Role for the Private Sector?
5 April/17 May/2 June
The private sector’s role in care. 5 April. 4pm to 7pm, 11 Tufton Street, London.
Visions for care funding. 17 May, 4pm to 7pm. 11 Tufton Street, London.
Creating a market for innovation in care. 2 June. 4pm to 6pm. 11 Tufton Street, London.
We anticipate that this seminar series will fill very quickly so please visit the event webpage if you would like to attend.
The London Marathon
ILC-UK Head of Policy and Research, David Sinclair, is running the London Marathon for Helpage International http://www.justgiving.com/David-Sinclair-Helpage and Openage (a small older people's charity) http://www.justgiving.com/David-Sinclair2011 Pleas.e do donate to support him if you can.
Find ILC-UK on:
Date :03 February 2011
A new report providing a robust and unique examination into the benefits of music-based interventions for people with dementia is launched.
Date :18 January 2018
Innovating for Ageing: Just and ILC-UK launch new initiative to develop creative solutions for tackling vulnerability in later life
Date :16 January 2018
ILC-UK are inviting interested parties to offer a bid to help us update the ILC-UK website.
Date :20 December 2017
In May this year, ILC-UK conducted a study mission to Japan supported by our sister organisation, ILC-Japan, and funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
Date :07 December 2017
Two complementary research reports published today by ILC-UK have both found that physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on employment trajectories in later life.
Date :05 December 2017
A new report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), ‘Public health in Europe during the austerity years’, has identified early warning signs that austerity will affect health outcomes for decades to come.
Date :29 November 2017