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As of the 24 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Division of Ageing Research and Development within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).
This website will remain online but will no longer be updated. To keep up to date with our work please visit the Division of Ageing Research and Development section of the IPH website.
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Since its establishment in 2007, the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) has been committed to building a strong and lasting community of researchers in ageing in Ireland, North and South.
This report provides a flavour of the work that has been undertaken since CARDI’s establishment. It has been an exciting journey watching our thoughts move into action. We are delighted that ageing research in Ireland, North and South, is flourishing and the spirit of co-operation across the island of Ireland is now stronger than ever before.
8th September 2015, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
A new report by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) on older people’s use of public health nursing services in Ireland was launched today by Dr. Catriona Murphy of TILDA at the annual general meeting of the Institute of Community Health Nursing. The report examines the demographic and health profile of those utilising Public Health Nursing services and their satisfaction with the service. The study was commissioned by the Institute of Community Health Nursing (ICHN).
Key findings include:
7th September 2015, CARDI
Communication is a vital part throughout the research process and increasingly researchers are expected to broadly disseminate their findings to a general public. One way of doing this is working with the media. On Wednesday 2 September 2015 CARDI hosted a media training day for its Ageing Research Leadership Fellows.
25th August 2015, The Ready for Ageing Alliance
The Ready for Ageing Alliance has published a report called 'The myth of the baby boomer' which highlights that among the baby boomer population there is significantly more diversity than is often recognised. It also challenges assumptions being made about the group of our population often described as "boomers". Read more here.
17th August 2015, Council on Ageing (Australia)
Engaging older people in sport and physical activity is the focus of a new resource targeting sporting, recreation and fitness clubs to help them reach out and involve seniors.
Produced by COTA Victoria and funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria, the resource aims to connect older people as participants, volunteers and spectators in sport and leisure programs. Read more here.
The age of qualification for state pensions is increasing in both the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI). The aim of the policy change is to create a sustainable state pension system given the rise in life expectancy. However, it is important that policymakers fully understand and take account of the health impact of introducing longer working lives especially for those in caring roles.
The CARDI Leadership Programme into Ageing Research funds and supports a new generation of leaders in ageing research in Ireland, North and South.
The programme is funded by the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division Northern Ireland and The Atlantic Philanthropies.
The third call in the programme was launched in late 2014 and was a joint venture with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) with two of the four fellowships being funded under the Beeson Career Development Awards in Ageing Research.
27th July 2015, London School of Economics
Older hospital patients in England face a “widespread and systematic” pattern of inadequate care. An estimated one million people in later life are affected by poor or inconsistent standards of dignity or help with eating in hospitals, according to a detailed statistical analysis of inpatient experience data in NHS hospitals in England.
27th July 2015, International Longevity Centre UK
This report, a collaboration between the International Longevity Centre-UK, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Design Centre, highlights the vital role of good design, technology and innovation in planning for ageing populations.