Health & well being

New look website for International Federation on Ageing

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The International Federation on Ageing (IFA)

Causal relationships between tourism and healthy ageing

24th June 2015, AFE-Innvonet

Recent research in social tourism notes possible links between tourism participation and improvements in health. However, there is a lack of quantitative evidence concerning the potential links between tourism participation and self-reported health amongst older people. An ageing society requires measures to promote independent living and enhance older people's quality of life. This paper provides evidence that older tourists are more active and healthy than non-tourists, from a study comparing health perceptions amongst Spanish older people.

Anti-ageing pill pushed as bona fide drug

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The Future of Transport in an Ageing Society

23rd June 2015, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK)

Britain’s public transport system is failing older people, according to a new study. A third of British pensioners never use public transport despite being eligible for a free bus pass, and half use it less than once a month. The most common complaint from those aged 65 and over was that public transport is “not convenient and does not go where you want”, the report (pdf) by the International Longevity Centre thinktank and charity Age UK found.

HSE’s Elder Abuse Services for 2014

22nd June 2015, Health Service Executive (HSE)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) (ROI) recently published its 7th review of the HSE’s Elder Abuse Services for 2014. In 2014, there were  a total of 2,592 referrals made to the elder abuse service which is an increase of 5% on referrals from 2013.  This represents the largest number of referrals received in any year since the service was established.