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ENGAGING AGEING 21

The Future of Ageing and the Silver Economy

Dublin City University

1st – 3rd November 2021

THE CONFERENCE

This 3 day virtual conference offers an excellent opportunity to understand this emerging area of increased focus while helping to shape the nascent concepts of the business opportunities relating to the Future of Ageing and the Silver Economy.

It will also highlight the opportunities of industry-academia partnership and research commercialisation to learn and develop prospects, hear new ideas, and develop new thinking.

Contact grainne.reddy@dcu.ie for any enquiries

THE SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof Joao Pedro De Magalhaes

University of Liverpool

Dr Maurizio Bussolo

The World Bank

Shruti Singh

OECD

Dr Aisling Conway Lenihan

Economics Lecturer & Researcher, MTU

Dr Michael W Hodin

CEO, Global Coalition on Aging
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Richard Adler

Institute for the Future

Moira Allan

Pass It On Network

Tania Banotti

Creative Ireland Programme

Teresa Bonner

Aroha Philanthropies

Dr Tara Byrne

Age & Opportunity

Martha Cahill

Enterprise Ireland

Denyse Campbell

Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport

Orlaith Carmody

Age Friendly Ireland's Business Recognition Programme

Pat Carey

Irish Red Cross

Noel Cunningham

Tourism Ambassador, Author & TV Presenter

Valerie Cox

Journalist, Broadcaster & Author

Regis De Kerautem

1 toit 2 Ages

Mary Dunne

Positive Ageing Advocate

Prof Martin Ellison

University of Oxford

Tony Foley

Dublin City University

Oisín Geoghegan

Head of Enterprise, Fingal LEO

Dr Petra Goran

Policy Officer European Commission

Philip Hogan

Cliffrun Health & Media

Maureen Kavanagh

Active Retirement Ireland

Adam Keane

Altra

Aisling Kennedy

Life & Health Actuary

Patricia King

ICTU

Colin Mac Hale

Intel

María González Manso

Tucuvi

Peter Mangan

The Freebird Club

Prof Maura McAdam

Dublin City University

Danny McCoy

IBEC

Alistair McQueen

Aviva

Michelle Moore

Ava Housing

Prof Noel O’Connor

Insight SFI Research Centre

Prof Des O’Neill

Tallaght University Hospital

Lise Pape

Walk With Path

Prof Niall Moyna

Health & Human Performance

Joe Phelan

K2Alpacas

Manish Rai

Unbox Wellbeing

Mary Russell

Author & Travel Writer

Prof Anne Sinnott

Dublin City University

Michael Wright

Home Instead Ireland

THE ORGANISER

This event has been organised by Dublin City University’s Age-Friendly Department.  DCU leads a global network of Age-Friendly Universities of over 83 members representing Europe, North America, South America, South East Asia and Australia and continues to grow annually.

We have prepared an exciting and innovative conference for you in 2021. The diverse range of speakers from academia, business and cultural society will be showcased over the 3 days Nov 1st – 3rd November.

This conference will Visualise, Strategise and in time, Actualise, for you, a clearer understanding of the Future of Ageing and the benefits of engaging positively with the Silver Economy across the globe.

As our world changes, we must acknowledge the privilege of witnessing the longevity revolution, through the value and wisdom of older people and their ability to harness the joy and expansiveness of life, while continuing to contribute with great strength and integrity to their local, national and global communities.

Christine O’Kelly

Age-Friendly University Global Network Coordinator Dublin City University

Grainne Reddy

Administrative Assistant

One life …Infinite Possibilities…..

Dr Roger Baldwin

Michigan State University

Dr Cathy Fowley

Dublin City University

Academic Directors

We are delighted to have Age-Friendly Global Network representatives Dr. Roger Baldwin (Michigan State University) and Dr. Cathy Fowley (Dublin City University as Academic Directors for the Conference. Drs. Baldwin and Fowley will coordinate Day 1 of the Conference which focuses on academic presentations on Science/Technology, Finance, Education/Work, Wellness/Leisure Creative and Cultural Themes.

THE SCHEDULE

Day 1 is dedicated to an academic symposium.

16:00 – 16:10

Welcome

Prof. Anne Sinnott

Deputy President DCU

16:10 – 16:15

Sponsor

Ms. Dawn Bailey

Head of Financial Wellbeing at Bank of Ireland

16:15 – 16:20

Sponsor

Dr. Roger Baldwin
Dr. Cathy Fowley

Academic Directors

16:20 – 16:55

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Joao Pedro De Magalhaes

University of Liverpool

Session 1
Health and Tech

Session 2
Work

Session 3
Education

Session 4
Practice-based papers/projects

Session 5
Communities: local and international case studies

5:20 – 5:40

Session 1
Health and Tech

Internet activity among older people, loneliness, and quality of life – evidence from Ireland Dr Gretta Mohan, Research Office, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland

Session 2
Work

Psychological and Economic Approaches to Workforce Issues within the Silver Economy Professor Nancy A Pachana, Professor Stephen Bird, School of Psychology, Centre for the Business and Economics of Health, The University of Queensland

Session 3
Education

The benefits of Intergenerational learning for older and younger people in health, education, economic and cultural contexts in our global world. Dr Trudy Corrigan, School of Policy and Practice, Institute of Education, Dublin City University

Session 4
Practice-based papers/projects

Y.U.M.M.Y.® Time: Your Ultimate Music, Meditation and Yoga Time Prof. Connie Corley, School of Leadership Studies, School of Leadership Studies, Fielding Graduate University and Spring Gross, Founder and Creative Director, Y.U.M.M.Y.® Time

Session 5
Communities: local and international case studies

Fannin County – intentional development to meet the needs of our aging population. Christie Gribble, Sandy Ott, Pamela Elfenbein, Director, Fannin County Development Authority, Director UNG Institute for Healthy Aging, Director of the University of North Georgia Blue Ridge Campus, Director, Fannin County Development Authority, Director UNG Institute for Healthy Aging, Director of the University of North Georgia Blue Ridge CampusUniversity of North Georgia Blue Ridge Campus

5:20 – 5:40

Session 1
Health and Tech

The potential of technologies to redefine the ageing experience and their limits in becoming a solution: Some reflections on making the humanoid robot more age-friendly. Lucie Vidovićová, Centre for Research on Ageing, Dept. of Sociology, Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic

Session 2
Work

Living well in older age: opportunities for a sustainable silver economy. Dr. Helen McGuirk, Dr. Catrina Heffernan, School of Business, Department of Nursing and Healthcare Sciences, Munster Technological University

Session 3
Education

The Value of Professional Organizations for Advancing Industry-Focused Age-Friendly University (AFU) Efforts. Joann M. Montepare (presenter), Carrie Andreoletti, Elizabeth Bergman, Marilyn R. Gugliucci, Judith L. Howe, Nancy Morrow-Howell, Michelle Porter, John Schumacher, Nina M. Silverstein, Lasell University, Central Connecticut State University , Ithaca College, University of New England , Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Washington University in St. Louis , University of Manitoba , University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Massachusetts Boston

Session 4
Practice-based papers/projects

Supporting the Age-Friendly University Mission through the McKechnie Family LIFE Home. Harshal Mahajan, Ben Granados, & Wendy Rogers, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Session 5
Communities: local and international case studies

Thai Ageing Society and Preparation for Silver Economy. Prof. Dr. Piyachat Lomchavakarn, School of Communication Arts, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand

5:40 – 6:00

Session 1
Health and Tech

An overview of the NEX project – using IoT technology to support older adults to live independently. C.M Timon, E. Heffernan, S. Kilcullen, H. Lee, L. Hopper, P. Gallagher, A. Smeaton, K. Moran, P. Hussey and C. Murphy, School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, 2 Insight Centre for Data Analytics, School of Psychology, School of Computing, School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, 2 Insight Centre for Data Analytics, School of Psychology, School of Computing, Dublin City University

Session 2
Work

Social Policy and the Older Worker: An International Perspective. Jan Hively, Moira Allan, Pass it on Network

Session 3
Education

Towards new perspectives of lifelong learning: redefining formal, non-formal and informal learning for the ‘new normal’. Alix McDonald, Head of Centre for Lifelong Learning, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Strathclyde

Session 4
Practice-based papers/projects

“Citizen Science. We all join efforts on promoting health”. David Cecilio Iyú Espinosa1, María Antonia Candelaria Alonso Fuentes1, Rubén López Nicolas1, Carmen Frontela Saseta1and Marina Santaella Pascual1, School of Health and Social Sciences, University of Murcia

Session 5
Communities: local and international case studies

Driving Mechanism of “Thai Healthy Ageing” Aligned with “UN Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030”. Associate Professor Dr. Kamolrat Intaratat, School of Communication Arts, Research Center of Communication and Development Knowledge Management, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand

6:00 – 6:20

Session 1
Health and Tech

Like Running to Catch a Moving Train: Positive Ageing in a Digital Society. Professor Mark Brown, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University

Session 2
Work

Ageing Workforce Ready: Protecting and promoting the mental health of older workers. Prof Nancy Pachana, School of psychology, University of Queensland

Session 3
Education

Design for All – An intergenerational Co-design COP26 Project. Professor Paul Rodgers, Alix McDonald, Gemma Gilliland, Dr Kieren Egan, Design Manufacturing & Engineering Management, Computer and Information Sciences, Centre for Lifelong Learning,
University of Strathclyde

Session 4
Practice-based papers/projects

Presentation of Bingocize®, an evidence-based health promotion program. Dr. Jason Crandall, Dr. Matthew Shake
Centre for Applied Science in Health and Aging, Western Kentucky University

Session 5
Communities: local and international case studies

Age-Friendly Universities (AFU): Partnership Opportunities for Senior-Housing Industry. Kimberly S. Farah, Joann M. Montepare, Ph.D. RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies Lasell University

6:20 – 6:40

Session 1
Health and Tech

Translating research into practice: delivery of online exercise classes to older adults. Translating research into practice: delivery of online exercise classes to older adults. James F. Timmons PhD, Brendan Egan PhD AgeWell Ltd, Dublin, Ireland, School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University

Session 2
Work

Session 3
Education

Using Micro-credentials to Accommodate an Ageing Workforce, Using Micro-credentials to Accommodate an Ageing Workforce Dr. William Kops, Dr. Rod Lastra, Extended Education University of Manitoba

Session 4
Practice-based papers/projects

SmartyourHome – How to make seniors‘ homes smarter – Elena Coroian, Anne-Marie Lipphardt, researchers, Institute for Learning Innovation, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Session 5
Communities: local and international case studies

6:40 – 7:00

Session 1
Health and Tech

Exercise training for older adults: do men and women respond the same way? Brendan Egan PhD, James F. Timmons PhD
AgeWell Ltd, Dublin, Ireland, School of Health and Human Performance Dublin City University

Session 2
Work

Session 3
Education

Session 4
Practice-based papers/projects

Session 5
Communities: local and international case studies

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

We have prepared an eclectic collection of papers, links and service directories for all registered ticket holders to download and utilise after the event.

Access to all the presentations from the conference and direct contact details for many of our speakers will be provided so you can continue the conversation on “Engaging Ageing” as you progress through your own or your company’s ageing experience.

Academic – €20

Students/Older People – €0

Business Industry – €50

Registered Charities & Non-profits Organisations – €0

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