Age Action Alliance Weekly Members News – 5th March 2018
Weekly Members News – 05/03/2018
Opportunities for Action
The Future of Ageing 2018
The International Longevity Centre-UK is pleased to announce that its next Future of Ageing Conference will take place on: Date: Thursday 29th November 2018 Venue: Copthorne Tara Hotel London, Scarsdale Pl, Kensington, London W8 5SY
Ageing Population: Meeting Needs Through Innovation
Open Forum Events is holding a one day conference which will be addressing the impact of ageing, across society, and the increasing need for age-related products and services to support older people live well and independently.
Date: 11 July 2018 Venue: etc Venues, Manchester
For full details, programme, speakers and to book visit the OFE website.
On a first come, first served basis the first 20 places are being offered at £100 plus VAT – promotional code APfirst20.
London Borough of Ealing: tackling loneliness and isolation
Lancashire County Council: preventing falls
London Borough of Haringey: getting older people active
Torbay Council: using lottery funding to boost healthy ageing
Oxfordshire: an olympic legacy for older people
Essex County Council: extending the NHS Health Checks programme
Walsall Council: getting people talking about their health
Dudley Council: reshaping the strategy on health ageing
Life Expectancy and deprivation
The Office for National Statistics has published a new bulletin examining life expectancy and years expected to live in “Good” health for England and Wales, using deprivation indices to measure socioeconomic inequalities.
The changes in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy between 2011 to 2013 and 2014 to 2016 were generally most favourable among those living in the least deprived 10% of areas in both countries. There were noticeable falls in female life expectancy at birth in the 20% most deprived populations in England. The growth in the inequality in life expectancy was a result of more favourable longevity gains among less deprived populations.
Dementia-friendly Utility Guide
February 28th saw the launch of the Dementia-friendly utility guide. The guide is aimed at utility companies across water, energy and communications and encourages organisations to have the right policies and procedures in place to support customers affected by dementia.