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.
This blog by Global AgeWatch Index research lead, Asghar Zaidi, explores why we need to redress our understanding of the needs and vulnerabilities of older people, and support this with data and evidence to affect change.
This statistical report presents the results of the Attitudes of Disabled and Older People to Public Transport Survey that was developed by the Central Statistics and Research Branch (CSRB) in the Department for Regional Development (DRD) in conjunction with the Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee and carried out between 17 November 2014 and 16 January 2015. This is the first such report produced by CSRB. It can be accessed on the DRD website here.
The European Commission recently published a report on ageing in EU countries. Due to revised population projections in 2013 it is now predicting that the effect of ageing on public spending (specifically pensions, long-term care and healthcare) will be “less pronounced” than previously thought. Population ageing is not happening as quickly as expected in all but 4 EU member states. Read more here.
A new US report on livable communities for older people provides an overview of ways to help older people remain independent and engaged, and serves as a guide for activists and local governments to transform their communities for ageing in place.
The submission deadline for abstracts for DCU's Inaugural Age Friendly University Conference - Engaging Ageing (November 2 and 3 2015) has been extended to Friday June 12. Find out more at: http://www.dcu.ie/agefriendly/engaging.shtml
Using the right tool to adequately monitor the impact of a wide range of policies is necessary to manage population ageing. This is the purpose of the Active Ageing Index (AAI) which measures the extent to which older people can realise their full potential in terms of employment, participation in social and cultural life and independent living, as well as the extent to which the environment they live in enables seniors to lead an active life. A report has just been issued which compiles the work of the Active Ageing Index project.