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Ageing Well series of public talks

Jitka Vseteckova is delighted to announce a series of public talks with the title ‘Ageing Well’, which will be offered at the Open University in Milton Keynes.

Many changes can be brought about by ageing. Most of the changes are physiological processes, they come naturally, and produce physical and mental deterioration. However, timely interventions such as nutrition, hydration, physical, cognitive and social stimulation can prevent or delay these processes.

Over the past 14 years Jitka Vseteckova has been developing and delivering educational interventions such as this, to facilitate healthy ageing and  prevent the fast deterioration for older people with and without dementia (both in the UK and overseas). ‘My experience is that older people are specific in that they are keen to learn but do not always have the opportunity, the finances or facilities to do so. I am passionate about building bridges between communities, in this case between the research community and those who will profit most from the findings of the research but may not have access to them.’

Please find a short promo video here

For any questions or further information please contact jitka.vseteckova@open.ac.uk

Venue: The Open University Library – Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Dates and Times:

Are we prepared to live longer         –       October 22nd 2019 – 11:30 – 1pm   

Ageing Brain                                       –      November 26th 2019 – 11:30 – 1pm

Nutritional needs while ageing         –       January 28th 2020 – 11:30 – 1pm

Pharmacotherapy while ageing        –        February 25th 2020 – 11:30 – 1pm

Move it and breathe                           –       March 24th 2020 – 11:30 – 1pm

Standing tall                                        –       April 28th 2020 – 11:30 – 1pm

Health and Wellbeing PRA Writing Retreat – 4 December 2019  

Health and Wellbeing PRA is pleased to offer the opportunity for individuals or groups to attend a writing retreat at Chicheley Hall in Chicheley, Buckinghamshire on the 4th of December 2019 between 10 and 16:30.

The day is unstructured offering the opportunity for you to get together with colleagues to collaborate or just get out of the office and have some space to work in the comfortable surroundings of Chicheley.

Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day as well as lunch.                                                             

If you are interested in coming along, please email healthwellbeing@open.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you.

 

NHS Ethics –  21 January 2020

Dr Duncan Banks will be hosting some external and internal speakers on NHS Ethics.

The event will bring together expertise of academics and other stakeholders who have experiences with submitting applications for NHS Ethics approval to inform us and show the know-how. The workshop promises to be educative and interactive to help understand the NHS ethics process.

Duncan is Deputy Chair of HREC and has experience of gaining ethics approval from the NHS.

If you are interested in coming along, please email healthwellbeing@open.ac.uk

 

Time: PM 

Venue: OU Library Seminar 4

GOTH/Health & Wellbeing PRA Joint Networking Workshop 30 January 2020

Jointly with the Health and Wellbeing PRA, GOTH ( the OU’s new Research Centre for Gender and Otherness in Humanities) is organizing a research and funding workshop on the Milton Keynes campus.

Participation is free of charge and lunch is provided.

If interested please send your suggestions for publications/funding successes to be celebrated and/or a 10 minute presentation on a relevant topic to the GOTH committee:m.a.katritzky@open.ac.uk

Venue: Michael Young Presentation

Time: 11am – 7pm

 

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