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Feb 2024
A critical reflection on ageing in place: Discussions on life, mortality and how we approach the ageing process.
Talking about ‘growing old’ is not a popular topic, talking about death even less so. But, most of us will …

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Feb 2024
A future for learning in later life: remembering Jim Soulsby and Keith Percy
A hasty search via Google suggests that nothing published by the great Jim Soulsby, who died earlier this month, is …

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Feb 2024
BSG Creative Ageing SIG: Spotlight on Heather Edwards
This spotlight from the Creative Ageing SIG is by Heather Edwards, a musicologist and community champion from Norwich (UK), founder of ‘Music Mirrors’, and …

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26 February 2024
Established in 1994, the Averil Osborn Award seeks to promote and support work which enhances the participation and leadership of older people in research. Awards are made annually. The panel are seeking new panel members to join the current established team. We are also seeking a new Secretary to the Panel as the current Secretary is stepping down after serving since 2019.
30 January 2024
Please find below a call for articles on Ageing in the Mountains of the Journal of Alpine Research, a scientific, quarterly, international, multidisciplinary and plurilingual journal on the Alpine arc and the mountains of the world.
30 January 2024
Gail Mountain has recently publshed a book "Occupational Therapy with Older People into the 21st centuy
27 November 2023
My name is Dr Emma Short. I am a research associate at Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Consultant Histopathologist in Swansea Bay University Health Board. I am wanting to enquire whether anyone would be interested in joining a working group as a subject-expert as part of our project, the 'Classification and Staging of Age-Related Pathology'. The project seeks to unify current research on the biology of ageing, by developing a comprehensive system for classifying and staging age-related pathology, to complement the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
26 October 2023
This Report summarises findings from a Policy Lab that explored the value, feasibility and acceptability of shifting how we view the ageing process. Its goal is to achieve attitudinal change to ageing, by moving away from a narrative of disease and decline towards the idea that ageing is a lifelong process of change.
17 June 2023
Anthropology & Aging, the official journal of the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Lifecourse (AAGE) has just published its latest issue, Volume 44, No. 1 (2023). http://anthro-age.pitt.edu/ojs/anthro-age/announcement/view/23 Follow us! Twitter: @AnthroandAging | Facebook: @AnthropologyandAgingJournal