“Room to Improve As We Age: Future Proofing our Homes and Communities.”
The Irish Gerontological Society held a public lecture on the 27th of April and they have kindly made it available to watch.
Click here: to watch the lecture in full
There was a great panel of experts who discussed what sort of practices and attitudes are needed to ensure that we are building homes and communities that are sustainable for the future.
Speaker: Professor Rodd Bond, Architect, Founder and previous Director of Netwell Casala at Dundalk Institute of Technology, leading a dynamic research centre on ageing and environment.
Chair: Professor Rose Anne Kenny, IGS President, Regius Professor of Physic, Professor of Medical Gerontology Trinity College Dublin and Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St James’s Hospital Dublin
Professor Fiona Newell, Professor of Experimental Psychology, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience
Íde O’Shaughnessy, Clinical Specialist Occupantional Therapist, University Hospital Limerick
Michael Goan, Sustainability and Urban Design Manager, Land Development Agency
Tom Sheridan, Tetrarch Homes, building age-friendly homes in the private sector in Ireland.
It was an excellent presentation and discussion on ensuring our homes and communities are age-friendly. As the population ages it is so important that we keep these principles and practices in mind