We are delighted to announce that COLLAGE members, the Healthy Ageing Research Group in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC were successful in their grant application to the European Commission Lifelong learning programme (LLP -project ERASMUS Academic Networks). The project, entitled ELLAN, aims to establish a Later Life Active Network that will promote European cooperation and innovation related to the ageing populations. This research will culminate in the development of a European Core Competencies Framework for working with the older people in health and social care. The Consortium secured €567,914. The overall project will be led by Finnish partners and includes UCC members Dr A Coffey, Dr Mark Tyrrell and Emeritus Professor Geraldine McCarthy. Dr. Coffey will lead the UCC team on one of the work packages. The project commences in October 2013 for 3 years.
This thought provoking Infographic from the Nursing School Hub shows us just how much time and money is spent in the USA on Nursing Home care.
The Irish Times today published an article on COLLAGE and the impact we will have on ageing in Ireland and the EU. Read what it says by following this link.
The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing have released a brochure describing the innovative practices of all 32 of its Reference Sites. Click the PDF button to download it.
COLLAGE is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a 3 star rating by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. The picture shows Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, with 3 Star winners including COLLAGE’s George Shorten and Joan Martin.
COLLAGE was represented by Rodd Bond, Andrew Mac Farlane, Joan Martin, Mary Deery and Helen Hynes at the EU Summit on Active and Healthy Ageing, in Dublin, on July 13th to 14th 2013. Highlights of the event were the speech from Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, a video link from Dr John Beard in the WHO headquarters in Geneva, and the signing of the Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Communities, by mayors and public representatives from across Europe. Below is a selection of soundbites from the event. “In the last 20 years, people all over the world have, on average, gained six years of life expectancy. By 2020, a quarter of Europeans will be over 60 years of age. Children born after 2011 have a one in three chance of reaching their 100th birthday. These are all reasons for celebration. But these demographic successes also pose a number of unprecedented challenges.” – Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science For the full text of Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn’s speech, click here. “Ageing is to the 21st century, what the industrial revolution was to the 19th.” - Michael Hodin (Executive Director, Global Coalition on Ageing.) “To meet the challenges, there must be change at individual, environmental, and systems level. …Multiple systems must change, including healthcare and political. …Europe needs radical disruptive innovations to bring about the changes needed to meet the challenges of AHA. Change must to bottom up and top down.” – Anne Connolly, Ageing Well Network “Without crisis, you cannot change the world. This is an opportunity for new thinking.” – Esko Aho- Former Finnish Prime Minister, currently Senior Fellow, Harvard University “80% of doctors are concerned about how they will be treated by the healthcare system when they are […]
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. See the poster for more details.
COLLAGE will be tweeting live from the EU Summit on Active and Healthy Ageing in Dublin this Thursday and Friday, 13th and 14th of June. We will also be at the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing stand in the European Village, explaining about the partnership and the Specific Action Plan on Age Friendly Environments. We look forward to seeing you there! http://www.ahaconference2013.ie
Click here to watch a short video from COLLAGE, explaining about the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, and COLLAGE, Ireland’s Collaboration on Ageing. Our aim is to work together with Irish and international groups, to ensure that our citizens’ later years are active and healthy.
COLLAGE will be represented by Ann Twomey @Uituama & Liz Creed from @KCoRD_Ireland and Rodd Bond & Joan Martin from the Louth Age Friendly County Initiative at the #Age Friendly Environments meeting in Brussels tomorrow. Safe travels @COLLAGE_Ireland ! #EIP_AHA