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Launch of the Social Exclusion and Ageing in Diverse Rural Communities - NUI Campus Galway

Monday, February 20, 2012

Launch of the Social Exclusion and Ageing in Diverse Rural Communities

Date: Monday February 20th 2012

Venue: NUI Galway Campus

Description: This report, which was completed by the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology in collaboration with the Healthy Ageing in Rural Communities research network, presents new findings on ageing and social exclusion in rural communities in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Funded by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland, the research involved island, remote, dispersed, village and near-urban sites and included focus group discussions with community stakeholders and 106 face-to-face interviews with older people from 10 communities across the island of Ireland. The findings highlight particular rural elements of social exclusion and the similarities and differences between the experiences of older people across the two jurisdictions. The report presents policy and practice recommendations based on the findings and a new conceptual framework for understanding age-related rural social exclusion.

The report will be launch by Minister Michelle O’Neil MLA and (possibly Minister Kathleen Lynch TD – but this has yet to be confirmed) and will involve a presentation of the key findings, followed by a panel discussion with national and international experts.

There are limited places available for the launch. To book please e-mail icsg@nuigalway.ie or telephone 091-495461 by February 10th.

View programme here