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The Future is Old! Why investment in ageing pays off

Nov 2009

The Roundstone Colloquium Seminar Series "Unfolding Ideas" presents: The Future is Old! Why investment in ageing pays off which will be delivered by the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology on November 11th at 1pm at Folding Landscapes, end of Quayside, Roundstone, Co. Galway. Bus departs for Roundstone from the Quadrangle, NUI Galway at 11.30am. This seminar is free and all are welcome to attend.

National Report to Highlight Role of Migrant Carers in the Care of Older People

Sep 2009

Ireland’s older population is being cared for in large numbers by one of the most marginalised groups within the labour force, migrant workers. That is according to a report by NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Gerontology, launched today by the Minister for Older People, Aine Brady T.D.

ICSG Leads Cross-border Research Network on Rural Ageing

Jul 2009

NUI Galway has been announced among the recipients of the Research Grants Programme by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development (CARDI). The CARDI programme aims to promote north-south research partnerships that bring together different subject areas to look at issues affecting older people in new ways.

Say No to Ageism Week

May 2009

As part of ‘Say No to Ageism week’, the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) is organizing two events. ICSG is hosting a seminar entitled “An Age-friendly Society in a time of Recession”.

Volunteering of older persons and the role of public policies Conference

Mar 2009

The conference took place on the 11th March in the European Commission in Brussels. This was the first European Commission event to focus specifically on the role of older volunteers in Europe and presentations were given by speakers from several European countries including the UK, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway, France and Slovenia on volunteering and public policy in their countries.

Health Economics Association of Ireland (HEAI) Meeting 2009

Feb 2009

The Health Economics Association of Ireland, set up in 2001 to foster the sharing of information related to health economics, had its symposium and meeting at NUI Galway on February 5th, 2009.

Diploma in Social Gerontology Graduates

Oct 2008

Fourteen students have graduated from the first Diploma initiative at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology. The Diploma is a two-year programme – the first cycle of which ran from September 2006 to May, 2008.

SHARE Launch

Oct 2008

Researchers at the Irish Centre for Gerontology, NUI Galway have co-published the results from the first Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).

IRCHSS Research Development Initiative Programme Award

Oct 2008

Congratulations to Dr Gemma Carney who has been successful in securing an award under the recent IRCHSS Research Development Initiative Programme.

User Forum - Who cares for Older Citizens living in County Galway?

Oct 2008

As part of their development and promotion of an holistic and positive view of ageing, the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) recently held a pilot user form for older citizens.

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