East of England Positive Ageing Conference

Date: Monday 17 July 2017
Time: 10:15 - 16:30
Location: Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1RQ
Event Fee:Base Price - FREE


With a significant ageing demographic the East of England is well positioned to be at the leading edge of accelerating the testing and scale up of self-care technology and health services in a way which can help make ageing work better for everyone.

This conference, led by Eastern AHSN, the East of England LGA, Public Health England and the NHS Confederation, will bring together NHS, local government, industry and academia stakeholders and aims to strengthen emerging solutions, new ways of working and shared plans for achieving healthier and happier ageing across the region. 

In particular it will look to:

  • support the STPs to meet their ambitions on this agenda
  • identify opportunities to work collaboratively to further positive ageing agenda
  • position the region at the forefront of the UKs research and innovation communities.

The conference will be structured around six themes which include:

  • Defining successful ageing - What are the real demographics of ageing?
  • Sowing health habits - What can we do to ensure our own health and increase the chance of both a long life and a healthy life?
  • Rethinking work - How can society ensure the health and economic benefits of work for more people into older life?
  • Breakthroughs in technology – How can new research and innovations radically change our concepts of what old age means?
  • Connecting with others - How can we develop caring communities and multi-generational social networks?
  • Preserving purpose – How can health and social care systems focus on maintaining quality and purpose of life above the drive for extending life?

Download a copy of the draft agenda

This will be an interactive day with the opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field, quiz a panel of experts and join the debate through seminars and workshops.  There will also be a vibrant market place to showcase the latest innovations in supporting positive ageing.

If you would like to apply for a free exhibition stand please complete and return the Application Form and return to Marion Messmer, Policy Officer, East of England LGA, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3YU email: marion.messmer@eelga.gov.uk by the 26 June 2017.

If you have any queries please contact Jayne Cole, Events Organiser, East of England LGA
email: jayne.cole@eelga.gov.uk tel: 01284 758304

Please select the following link to view a video from the day

Event Downloads

Agenda agenda.pdf34KB
Promoting Healthy Ageing (Public Health England) jo_broadbent_ppt.pdf1MB
Developing Age Friendly Towns and Cities (The DWELL Project)sarah_wigglesworth_ppt.pdf5MB
Rethinking Work – Employment in Later Life (Centre for Ageing Better)natalie_turner_ppt.pdf576KB
Community Engagement Aproaches to Support People Affected by Dementia (University of Hertfordshire)marina_busswell_ppt.pdf1MB
Creative Ageing (Local Government Association)clare_hammerton_ppt.pdf2MB
Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) within Health and Social Care Research (University of Hertfordshire)elspeth_mathie_and_paul_mallic_ppt.pdf622KB
PANEL SESSION: Paul Swift, Digital Programme Manager, Age UKpaul_swift_ppt.pdf483KB
PANEL SESSION: Professor Gurch Randhawa, University of Bedfordshire gurch_randhawa_video_link.pdf36KB
SOLUTION ZONE A: Senior Health Checks and Depression Screening in Older People Programmes in Essex (Essex County Council)chris_french_and_gemma_andrews_ppt.pdf224KB
SOLUTION ZONE A: The Dementia Concept Home (Building Research Establishment, Watford)chris_hall_ppt.pdf4MB
SOLUTION ZONE A: Transform Ageing (Design Council) fiona_wood_ppt.pdf1MB
SOLUTION ZONE B: Age Friendly Cities Project (University of Cambridgeshire) louise_lafortune_and_stef_buckner_ppt.pdf272KB
SOLUTION ZONE B: New Technologies to Support Older People at Home (Anglia Ruskin University)patricia_schofield_ppt.pdf516KB
SOLUTION ZONE B: 'CARESSES' (Culture-Aware Robots and Environmental Sensor Systems for Elderly Support) (University of Bedfordshire) chris_papadopoulos_ppt.pdf422KB
SEMINAR SESSION: Buurtzorg: Innovative Dutch Community Care Model (Public World and SK Nurses)brendan_martin_and_sophie_howson_ppt.pdf2MB
SEMINAR SESSION: Mid-Life Interventions Impacting On Healthy Ageing (Public Health East of England)jo_broadbent_and_simon_how_ppt.pdf2MB
SEMINAR SESSION: Reablement in the Hospital Setting (The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust)naomi_gunton_and_fiona_rawson_ppt.pdf370KB

Cancellations, substitutions and transfers

Please note: cancellations made less than 1 week before the event date or non-attendance on the day will be charge £100 plus VAT.

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