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.
Age Sector Platform has teamed up with Phoenix Natural Gas to offer an incentive for people aged 60 or over who may be interested in switching to gas central heating. The charity has helped to launch the 60+ Saver Scheme offering people aged 60 or over in the greater Belfast area a grant of £500 towards the cost of switching. Read more here.
The 20th edition of aspire - Age Sector Platform's magazine - is now available to view online.
This year the format of the Pensioners Parliament changed and inside this edition you can read all about the first two ‘themed parliaments’ – on fuel poverty and health & social care. This edition also features the launch of a significant piece of research into older people’s views of the health service here; and the launch of a new guide to help older people feel safe.
The consortium for Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing (SIforAGE) recently published a guide to best practice for evidence-based policymaking to support healthy and active ageing. Read the report here.
There are millions of family homes in the UK that are under occupied and where the owners would like to downsize, according to new research.
In the so-called last timer buyer market, some 5.3 million properties are under occupied and of these 3.3 million would like to move, says the analysis released by Legal & General and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr). Read more here.
Now that it’s OK to get married in Ireland if you’re gay, can we accept that single and widowed older people like sex too? Older people are just young people with ageing bodies. There may be a 70-year-itch. Their emotions and desires are often the same, writes Kate Holmquist in the Irish Times. Read about the need to address ageist stereotypes in her column here.