How inequality in terms of housing histories is transferred into early or late ageing
Seminar held on 12 June 2019, Swansea University
Ageing in the public eye can be concentrated on a limited number of adverse events, such as loss of health, partnership and wealth. While these events tend to be thought of as part of normal ageing, they do not occur uniformly or at the same time point in the life course for all.
Alcohol in the lives of older adults: Understanding and intervening across the UK
Seminar held on 21 May 2019 in Cardiff Principality Stadium
The 21st century has become the century of the older drinker and we are not prepared for the consequences of this trend. Alcohol is the drug of choice for a wealthy population of baby boomers who are now drinking at levels never seen in previous generations of retirees. Ageing increases the risks of any alcohol use and makes older adults a key at-risk population of drinkers. However, our primary health care professionals are not adequately prepared to screen and manage older drinkers, our health systems are not designed to cater for an impending wave of older drinkers in need of treatment, and alcohol policies across the UK currently do little to stem the tide of harm for older drinkers.
Please click here to download the presentation "Alcohol patterns and brain health in older adults byClaire McEvoy
Please click here to download the presentation "Alcohol-related cognitive impairment in older people - Developing best practice for the 21st-century challenge by Tony Rao
Please click here to download the presentation "Enhancing primary care alcohol screening in older adults: A pilot study in Aotearoa New Zealand by Andy Towers
Please click here to download the presentation "Calling Time: Addressing ageism in alcohol policy, practice & research by Sarah Wadd
Please click here to download the presentation "Understanding disconnect between older people's perspectives of their drinking and reality of risks for health: by Beth Bareham
Please click here to download the presentation "Experts by experience - being the solution not the problem by Julie Breslin
Please click here to read Deborah Morgan's blog about the event
Social Divisions in Later Life: Classes and Corporeal Categories
Seminar held on 3 April 2019 in Swansea
Later life is no longer the clearly defined stage of life it once was. Rather it has become marked by increasing diversity, new forms of identity and distinct life styles. These have exacerbated old forms of inequality and led to the emergence of new divisions in later life. This symposium addresses two of those social divisions: one related to social class, the other related to corporeal distinction. These talks are preliminary versions from the authors’ upcoming book, The Social Divisions of Later Life, to be published in 2020 by Policy Press.
Click here to download the presentation on Ageing and Body Capital; Click here to download the presentation on Social Divisions
Whiteley Village - A Model for Community Living for Older People?
Seminar held on 20 February 2019 in Swansea
Whiteley Village has been operating as a charity for over 100 years and is able to provide housing for about 500 people at a time. The current age range is 65-106. Most people living in the village have very limited financial means, in accordance with the charitable purpose of the village. The 225-acre Surrey site contains 262 almshouse cottages, 51 extra care apartments, a care home and a nursing home.
Considering Health and Wellbeing in an Ageing Workforce. Developing best practice guidelines through the Age, Health and Professional Drivers' Network
Seminar held on 30 January 2019 in Swansea
The Age, Health and Professional Driver’s Network (AHPD Network) is a collaboration with Alliance Manchester Business School, within The University of Manchester, and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The aim is to build a network of firms, unions and transport industry representatives to produce and share best practice guidelines relating to the ageing workforce and the health of professional drivers. It is FREE to join. Details can be found on the website at: https://sites.manchester.ac.uk/ahpd/
Please click here to access the best practice guidelines relating to older professional drivers.
Guidelines are designed to give information and support for organisations that employ professional drivers. This is because the job of a professional driver has numerous health and wellbeing risks. Also as the workforce is ageing this brings additional challenges to keep the workforce healthy and productive.
The guidelines are written to be accessible for everyone; specifically we provide resources for managers at all levels who are interested in addressing health and wellbeing needs of drivers. The guidelines apply to drivers of all ages, although we do highlight advice that is particularly relevant to older drivers. By ‘older’ drivers we mean the generally accepted older worker age category of over 50 years old. Protecting health at an early stage is more effective than waiting for health issues to arise in older drivers.
The research and guidelines focus on professional drivers, however much of the content is relevant to older employees in general. The report focuses on ten areas of health and wellbeing that the research identified as significant for older workers and provides detail and links to relevant external resources.