Date: Wednesday 25th January 2012
Time: 10.00am – 15.00pm
Location: Executive Business Centre,
89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth,
About the Event
A one day conference designed to share research and practice development activity currently being undertaken by the wellbeing and public health team, focusing on promoting the health and wellbeing of the older age group. The work is carried out by multi-disciplinary teams across the university and puts the wellbeing of the older person at its core.
Presentations will cover:
- How a favourable dining experience is important to ensure the best possible nutritional intake, with mealtimes central to nutritional care and quality of life of residents in care homes.
- Investigating the impacts of friendship clubs seeking to reduce social isolation in the older age group.
- How retirement incomes have fallen for many, whilst essential living costs have increased, with consequential impacts on financial, health and social aspects of well-being. We look at how these people are coping with the downturn and its impact on their lives.
- The emerging findings of a study indicating how older peoples’ sense of well-being in rural life is particularly connected to a sense of embedded ‘at-homeness’ in their locality and landscape. It is this intertwining of rurality, well-being and ageing that is emerging as pivotal for understanding older peoples’ mobility needs.
About the Wellbeing Centre
BU’s Wellbeing in Practice initiative is designed to help both commercial and public sector businesses and organisations, look at their practice in a new, improved and unique way. Through the application of the latest academic research from many health and wellbeing aspects, the Wellbeing Centre will enable you to rethink how everyone in your workplace can join together to promote their own and others wellbeing, ultimately improving overall performance.
For further information about the event or contact Colin Hewitt-Bell by email or telephone: 01202 962251.