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 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 programme "Experiences for Life" run by the Spanish organisation SEPAD - a service created by the Government of Extremadura to prevent and address dependency - aims to facilitate 'intergenerational therapy' exchanges between young students and older residents in care centers, with a focus on residents suffering from dementia, especially Alzheimer's. Read more here.
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.
Following an external evaluation of European Year 2012 for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations and the report on the implementation, results and overall assessment of that European Year released by the European Commission on 15 September 2014, the European Parliament's Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services has published a European Implementation Assessment of the EU Year 2012. Read more here.
A number of studies have demonstrated a major upside to getting older: As people age, they tend to become happier and more satisfied with their lives. New research from Buffalo University and Northwestern University hints at one possible reason behind this improvements in well-being -- people are more trusting as they age, which in turn carries a number of benefits for their well-being. Read more here.