GERIATRIC MEDICINE

‘Living Well in Our Community - Opportunities and Challenges’ Symposium

ALONE and the Irish Gerontological Society

Lauren Freir

01 668 0600, 087 238 0853

Start:  Friday, May 17, 2019: 9:00AM
End:   Friday, May 17, 2019: 3:45PM

ALONE, the charity which supports older people, has partnered with the Irish Gerontological Society to present a symposium titled ‘Living Well in Our Community – Opportunities and Challenges’

ALONE, the charity which supports older people, has partnered with the Irish Gerontological Society to present a symposium titled ‘Living Well in Our Community – Opportunities and Challenges’. The event will take place in the Education Centre of St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, on 17th May.

Friend of ALONE, broadcaster Vincent Browne will moderate the seminar which will examine the issues facing Irish society as our ageing population continues to increase. Experts from the Department of Health, Social Justice Ireland, St Vincent’s Hospital, Connolly Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and St James’ Hospital will share insights and suggest solutions to better provide support for older people. With over 1.2 million people to be aged over 60 in Ireland by 2032, ALONE and the Irish Gerontological Society believe that now is the time to discuss and plan how Ireland will support our ageing population.

Speakers on the day will include Colette Bennett, Research and Policy Analyst, Social Justice Ireland; Karl Duff, Department of Health; Dr. Graham Hughes, Consultant Geriatrician, St. Vincent's Hospital; Dr.Siobhán Kennelly, Consultant Geriatrician, Connolly Hospital; Professor Brian Lawlor, Consultant Psychiatrist, St. James's Hospital; Seán Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, ALONE; Ciara O'Reilly, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Beaumont Hospital; and  Dr. Diarmuid O'Shea, President, Irish Gerontological Society.

LOCATION
  • St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin

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KEYWORDS:

Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) | geriatric assessment

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