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Author: CARDI
Published on 17 January 2014 02:00 PM

CARDI (Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland) will host a half-day seminar on “Housing for an ageing population” on Thursday, 13 February 2014 9:30- 13.00 at the Holiday Inn, Belfast.

Housing and where we live can have a significant effect on one’s quality of life particularly as we grow older. Both the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland governments have stated a policy preference for older people to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible, as they age. However, the practical implications of this policy aspiration have received less attention.

This seminar will cover areas including: Housing, long-term care and the older population; health impacts of the built environment; future need and demands for appropriate models of accommodation and associated services for older people; How can technology assist older people to live independently in the home.

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland - Claire Keatinge will open with event. The seminar will include a keynote speech given by Professor Anthea Tinker of King’s College London and presentations from Owen Metcalfe, Director, the Institute of Public Health in Ireland, Joe Frey, Research Manager, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Rodd Bond, Director, Netwell Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Download the full agenda

To register your interest to attend email events@cardi.ie

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575