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Lifelong Learning Matters: 2017 Age Scotland National Conference

Wednesday 29th March 2017 at Perth Concert Hall

Learning, in all its forms, makes a great difference to the well-being and quality of life of people over the age of 50. The 2017 Age Scotland national conference will provide an opportunity to find out what current research is telling us about lifelong learning and older people, and the difference participating in learning makes to our health and wellbeing.

**You can watch a live stream of the day below from 10:30am on Wednesday 29th March 2017.**

Please see below for a running order of the day.

  • 9:30 - 10:30am Arrival, refreshments, exhibitions and chat
  • 10:30am: Welcome and Opening Remarks - George Foulkes - Age Scotland Chair, Brian Sloan - Age Scotland Chief Executive, Pennie Taylor - Conference Chair
  • 10:45am: Learning and Living for Brain Health - Presentation by Professor Sabina Brenann 
  • 11:10am: Lifelong Learning Really Really Matters - Gary Lyon and Douglas Scott in converstaion with Pennie Taylor
  • Instant Choir led by Stephen Deazley
  • 11:35am: Let's Get Moving: Reducing Sedentary Behaviour - Presentation by Professor Dawn Skelton
  • 12:00pm: Lunch, exhibitions, chat
  • 1:15pm: Workshops: Choose from a selection of participative workshops on lifelong learning or browse our exhibition and chat to stall holders
  • 2:15pm: Afternoon Tea - Musical performance by Shooglelele Ukulele band
  • 2:35pm: Celebrating the work of Age Scotland members and partners - the presentation of the 2017 Age Scotland Awards
  • 3:20pm: Conference Round-up - Keith Robson - Age Scotland Director of Charity Services
  • 3:30pm: Close of Conference

For more information: please contact our team on 0333 32 32 400