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As of the 24 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Ageing Research and Development Division within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).
This website will remain online but will no longer be updated. To keep up to date with our work please visit the Division of Ageing Research and Development section of the IPH website.
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21st July 2015, Department of Health (ROI)
The Department of Health (ROI) Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme was published on Monday 20 July 2015. The Review was carried out by the Department in collaboration with the Health Service Executive with input from Deloitte and Touche as external consultants.
Specific recommendations are to:
20th July 2015
20th July 2015
News Medical Net
15th July 2015, Central Statistics Office
The ROI's Central Statistics Office (CSO) latest life tables show a 1.5 year life expectancy increase for men and 1.1 year increase for women between 2006 and 2011. Life expectancy at birth has increased significantly for both men and women since the first official life table was compiled in 1926. Over the 85 year period to 2011, male life expectancy increased by 20.9 years (36.4%), while female life expectancy increased by 24.8 years (42.8%). See the tables here.
15th July 2015
CARDI's e-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research including seminars, funding opportunities, latest research and innovation.
Read CARDI Ebulletin: June 2015 here.
24th June 2015
CARDI/American Federation for Aging Research
24th June 2015, AFE-Innvonet
Recent research in social tourism notes possible links between tourism participation and improvements in health. However, there is a lack of quantitative evidence concerning the potential links between tourism participation and self-reported health amongst older people. An ageing society requires measures to promote independent living and enhance older people's quality of life. This paper provides evidence that older tourists are more active and healthy than non-tourists, from a study comparing health perceptions amongst Spanish older people.
23rd June 2015
23rd June 2015, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK)
Britain’s public transport system is failing older people, according to a new study. A third of British pensioners never use public transport despite being eligible for a free bus pass, and half use it less than once a month. The most common complaint from those aged 65 and over was that public transport is “not convenient and does not go where you want”, the report (pdf) by the International Longevity Centre thinktank and charity Age UK found.