International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons is a special day worldwide, to showcase the spirit and contribution of older people in a changing and challenging world. The United Nations (UN) marks this day by encouraging countries to draw attention to, and challenge, negative stereotypes, and misconceptions about older people, and to allow older people to live well and realise their potential. Of course, it’s also a chance to share memories, desires, and celebrate older people! This year’s theme – The Resilience and Contributions of Older Women The recent pandemic has worsened existing inequalities for many, but has significantly impacted the lives…

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Lifestyle Decisions that Lead to Successful Ageing

There are many factors that contribute to long life, but according to one comprehensive scientific study, there are two powerful predictors of successful ageing. A thorough analysis published in the science journal PLoS One and the National Library of Medicine in 2019, called ‘Lifestyle predictors of successful aging: A 20-year prospective HUNT study’, investigated the effect of midlife lifestyle conditions and how they consequently led to successful ageing. “Lifestyle factors predicting successful ageing…are important for understanding healthy ageing, interventions, and preventions,” wrote the study researchers. ‘Successful Ageing’ was described as free of certain specified diseases and depression, having no physical or mental…

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Age Friendly: Making Conwy a Great Place to Grow Older

“Age Friendly” describes communities that support access to services and opportunities for people as they grow older, and that promote the inclusion and participation of older adults in all aspects of life. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities is a world-wide group of communities committed to changing their societies to make them appropriate for older adults and beneficial for people of all ages. The Older People’s Commissioner wants to make Wales the best country in the world to grow older and sees the development of age-friendly communities as a key part of this goal. In…

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