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Author: Age NI
Published on 01 March 2012 02:00 PM

By staying well and feeling good, older people are more likely to play an active role in their communities, contribute to society and live independently. Prevention is the way forward for health and social care reform.

Age NI and SCIE are holding a joint seminar on 'Prevention: The Way Forward,’ with key stakeholders on:

Wednesday 21st March 2012
2-30pm to 4pm in the Long Gallery, Stormont.

This seminar is being co-hosted by Michelle Gildernew, Chair of the Health, Social Services and Personal Safety Committee and Jim Wells, deputy Chair.

The aim of this seminar is to show how preventative support can help older people continue to experience good health and maintain their independence.

Dr Karen Windle, from the Personal Social Services Research Unit who was lead investigator for the evaluation of the Partnerships for Older People Projects and Jennifer Francis, a research analyst in this field from SCIE, will present evidence about the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of preventative services and the ways in which they improve the quality of life for older people. In light of the current economic circumstances and the emphasis in prevention in the Compton Review, this seminar is timely.

If you are interested in attending this important seminar or need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Judith Cross on 028 90892617 or

(Please note that new security rules for accessing Stormont mean that we will need car details – make and model - and you will need to be issued with a personal invite, therefore it is important that you contact us if you are attending this seminar.)

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