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Reel Lives Films (May 2017)

May 2017

Free lunchtime screenings of international, award-­‐winning films that reflect the lives of older people, children and families, and persons with disabilities, will be shown from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th May in the 250 seater auditorium of NUIG’s ILAS (Institute for Lifecourse and Society) building, Corrib Village. The movie venue has wheelchair access, a theatre-­‐size screen,

All films start at 1 pm and are open to the public.

ICSG Seminar Series

Apr 2017

Please see here for the upcoming ICSG seminar series for 2017.

ROSEnet COST ACTION Opening Conference

Nov 2016

Social exclusion of older people is a direct barrier to Europe’s social and economic development

 International conference is opening event of ROSEnet, a four-year innovative collaboration between researchers and policy stakeholders across Europe

Ireland is Missing Out on a Generation of Active Citizens

Apr 2016

Dublin, Ireland 13th April 2016.Ireland is in danger of ignoring the contribution that older people can make to their communities, according to a report launched today at City Hall, Dublin.

The findings are part of Touchstone Project, a community engagement initiative of the Active Ageing Partnership, (Active Retirement Ireland, Age & Opportunity and Third Age), and the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology in NUI Galway.

Eamon O'Shea receives prestigious HRB Research Leaders Award

Feb 2016

The Health Research Board has appointed four new Research Leaders in the areas of suicide prevention, safe prescribing, dementia care and team leadership in the health services. The awards are designed to build capacity in areas of strategic importance for health delivery in Ireland. They will ensure senior people have dedicated time to generate relevant evidence to inform decision-making in these key areas. Professor Eamon O'Shea of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology at NUI Galway is one of the recipients of this prestigious award.

New European Network on Gender and extended working life, (COST Action IS1409)

Aug 2015

Dr. Aine Ni Leime of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway, has secured as main proposer, funding for a new European Network on Gender and extended working life under the COST Action Programme.  She is the elected chair of the Action which was developed along with colleagues from 13 countries

Dr. Ni Leime currently holds a 3-year Marie-Sklodowska Curie International Outgoing Fellowship and is conducting a comparative (Ireland and the USA) research project on Gender, Older Workers and the Lifecourse at Case Western University, Cleveland, U.S.A.

4th Reel Lives Film Festival: Free Films Celebrating Ageing

May 2015

Free public lunchtime screenings of international films and Irish shorts, celebrating ageing, are on offer all week at 1 pm from May 18th-22nd in the auditorium of NUIG’s new ILAS (Institute for Lifecourse and Society) building in Corrib Village, Upper Newcastle Road.

ICSG Launches New Book on Ageing Through Austerity

May 2015

The impact of the recession and austerity on older people is as diverse as the ageing population itself according to the authors of a newly published book on the topic. Ageing Through Austerity: Critical Perspectives from Ireland builds on nine years of research and social policy work at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway.

Touchstone – New course beginning in May 2015

Apr 2015

Are you interested in becoming more actively involved in the life of your local community? Are you looking for an opportunity to help make Galway a better place for older people? Would you like to meet like-minded people who are keen to make a difference in their local community? Then, if you’re aged 55 or over and living in Galway city or county, Touchstone may be right for you!

What is Touchstone?

ICSG launch new report into Reminiscence for People with Dementia in Long-Stay Care

Sep 2014

A pioneering trial run jointly by the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology led by Professor Eamon O’ Shea and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUIG headed by Professor Kathy Murphy entitled DementiA education programme incorporating REminiscence for Staff (DARES) has highlighted the potential of talking and remembering earlier times as a means of therapy for people with dementia, based on a study of three hundred people with dementia carried out over a period of three years.


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