Aim of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
The ICSG is a multidisciplinary research centre on ageing at NUI Galway. ICSG focuses on research, education and training in the field of social gerontology in Ireland and internationally.
Developing and promoting social and economic aspects of ageing in Ireland to support a holistic and positive view of ageing and act as a source for all involved in ageing in Ireland
The Rural Ageing Observatory, is located in the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway.
We conduct primary research, to prepare a range of publications that inform research, policy and practice relating to rural ageing, and engage in collaborations with a range of stakeholders involved in rural ageing.
The Lifecourse Institute at NUI Galway brings together three Research centres in the university with a focus on older people, families & children and persons with disabilities.
Its primary function is to produce research that supports innovative policy reform across the lifecycle that enables citizens to achieve their potential and live fulfilling and productive lives.
National Conference: The Best Way Forward - Inclusive Communities for Older People
Respond! Housing Association in conjunction with The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology will host a national conference on Wednesday 23rd October...read more on this story »
8th International Conference on Cultural Gerontology, 10-12 April 2014
Meaning and Culture(s): Exploring the Life Course
Research into the life course and ageing is an interdisciplinary enterprise in which the study of culture and of cultures has become key, allowing gerontologists from a multitude of disciplines to detect and critique myths that denigrate older age or portray later life as essentially a time of dependency and decay.
This Conference aims to deepen empirical, theoretical and reflective approaches to the field of cultural gerontology. It will explore ways in which practices and interpretations shape the experience of ageing, making its impacts more or less habitable and offering resources that human beings can shape and change. The creation and experience of meaning during the life course is a central feature of this topic. Equally, it will be important to challenge social processes connected with ageing that promote exclusion and inequality, and the narratives that support or excuse them.
Further details can be found here