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May 2023
BSG Small Events Grant: Human Rights of Older Persons Networking Conference
The gaps in human rights protection for older people are of international concern, with the need for collaborative action between …

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May 2023
Staying Strong: Why resistance training is important, especially as you age
Muscle strength is essential for living independently. Maintaining it for as long as possible becomes very important as we age. …

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May 2023
Photovoice, Care, and Loneliness: An exhibition by older migrants from Myanmar
On 2 May, I presented findings from my participatory PhD research project with older migrants from Myanmar at King’s College …

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Dr Paul Nash, Lecturer, Centre For Innovative Ageing at Swansea University talks about the importance of Gerontology

Gerontology: What is it and why is it important?

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Ageing: the bigger picture
15 May 2023
BSG ERA are pleased to announce a podcast collaboration with the Later Life Audio and Radio Co-operative (LLARC). Throughout this podcast project, Dr Mervyn Eastman and Dr Arlind Reuter (chair of BSG ERA) speak to ERA researchers about their research on ageing.
03 May 2023
In this photovoice exhibition, nine older people from Myanmar living in Mae Sai share their perspectives on their daily lives and what care means to them, shedding light on the importance of nature and religion. This participatory project was part of Samia Akhter-Khan’s PhD project and co-produced with Ben Lu, a 60-year-old woman from Myanmar living in Mae Sai. Pre- and post-comparisons of loneliness show that older people felt less lonely after the project, suggesting that photovoice may function as an intervention for loneliness among older migrants. The exhibition was curated by participants themselves, was exhibited live in Mae Sai and London, and is divided into four parts. The first part focuses on the definition of care and visualizes how older people provide for others
28 April 2023
BSG are partnering with CADR on their creative ageing competition.
24 March 2023
Long-term campaigners for older people will have been deeply saddened by the recent deaths of two great servants of the age sector: Mervyn Kohler and Phil Rossall. In their very different ways they contributed hugely to effective campaigning by Help the Aged, and then Age UK, which saw older people’s interests advance even in difficult times.
02 February 2023
His Majesty's Inspectorate of probation commissioned Nichola Cadet, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University to support probation staff to understand and support the needs of older people on probation. The report highlights the increasing numbers of older people under probation supervision, either serving community sentences or following release from custody. Recommendations which create synergies between criminological theory and gerontology are made to support practitioners to build on their existing skills
15 November 2022
Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London have created an innovative framework, titled the Social Relationship Expectations (SRE) Framework, to explain the mechanisms behind loneliness in older adults and inform future research on interventions. The research, published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, identifies what older adults expect from their social relationships. These expectations get at the core of how loneliness is commonly defined: as the gap between expected and actual social relationships.
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The Open University
Deadline: 31 December 2018
The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Nanyang Technical University
Deadline: 02 July 2018
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Deadline: 02 July 2018
Institute of Public Health in Ireland