Over the course of 2020 and in January 2021, VHS ran a series of events on ageing well with the Open University.
Led by Dr Jitka Vsecteckova, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care with the Open University, with discussion and input from third sector staff, volunteers and older people themselves, these talks centred on gaining an understanding of the 5 Pillars of Ageing and considered their implications for older people’s health and wellbeing. The five pillars are: nutrition, hydration, physical activity, cognitive stimulation and social stimulation.
This event will pick up the discussion over a year since our last meeting. It will include a brief overview of topics covered over the course of the talks and will include a discussion on how the topic of ageing.
We now know about the pillars of ageing but how can we embed this and use the talk series in our work?
How can we make a difference for those we work with?
What else do we need to consider when looking at how we age?
What other areas of ageing do we need to spotlight?
Join VHS and the Open University at this event where we want to hear from you about ageing and wellbeing.
Please contact Lauren Blair if you have any questions.