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Strategies for Successful Ageing

Find out how staying happy, healthy, socially-connected and active can help you age successfully, with this free online course.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Strategies for Successful Ageing

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Why join the course?

How do you feel about ageing? What choices are you making to stay happy, healthy, socially-connected and active as you age?

During this five-week course, distinguished academics and physicians at Trinity College Dublin will present world-leading research in successful ageing, which may challenge many of the assumptions you have about growing old.

Learn strategies and tips for healthy, active ageing

As a community of learners, we will discuss what you’re doing to maintain your health, increase your wellbeing, maintain friendships and navigate life’s challenges.

Together, we will discover the many opportunities for personal growth and community-building by exploring the skills, talents and dreams of older adults.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 22 secondsHow do you feel about ageing? What choices are you making to stay happy, healthy, socially connected, and active as you age? Hello. I'm Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Director of Ageing Research at Trinity College Dublin and a physician at St. James's Hospital here in Ireland. Within the next 15 years, there will be approximately 1. 4 billion people over the age of 60. Too often, we focus on the burdens of ageing rather than the enormous benefits and bounty that this demography will bring. Over the next five weeks, I will be joined by leading researchers here at Trinity who are investigating many aspects of ageing. They will share their findings with you. Many of them will challenge your assumption of growing old.

Skip to 1 minute and 17 secondsFor example, did you know that your perceptions of ageing influence your ageing process? Have you defined what successful ageing means for you? What is old age anyway? This free online course is for all adults who want strategies for managing their health, developing their skills, and staying involved in their communities. You will watch videos, read articles, take part in discussions, and share your experiences with a community of learners. Along with other participants, you will learn how to increase physical fitness, improve function, improve nutrition, nurture your relationships, and maintain brain health throughout the years. You will meet artists, volunteers, and inspirational achievers who are making a difference by following their dreams. The course highlights the diversity of ageing experiences.

Skip to 2 minutes and 23 secondsAnd by the end of this course, you should have tools and resources to better understand what successful ageing will mean for you.

What topics will you cover?

Each week, we will investigate strategies for successful ageing:

• Week 1 explores your perceptions and attitudes about ageing;

• Week 2 focusses on improving your happiness and wellbeing, by defining what quality of life means to you;

• Week 3 places a spotlight on health and presents tips for increasing physical fitness, improving nutrition, and maintaining brain health through the years;

• Week 4 celebrates opportunities for staying connected by investigating the expectations you have set for yourself and by sharing your personal strategies for staying involved;

• and Week 5 is all about creative ageing, in which we explore the talents and contributions of older adults and share your accomplishments with the world.

Choose your approach to successful ageing

The knowledge that you gain from this free online course will inspire you to choose activities and behaviours that improve your quality of life. Through this course, we hope you will think differently about ageing and recognise the many contributions that older adults make every day.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Reflect on the concepts of ‘old’ and 'ageism'.
  • Understand how perceptions of ageing can influence ageing.
  • Apply strategies for positive mental health, physical health, social engagement, and creativity.
  • Perform a life audit.
  • Assess what 'quality of life' means.
  • Explore how to plan for older age through goal setting.
  • Discuss case studies of successful ageing initiatives.

Who is the course for?

This course is relevant for adults who wish to acquire strategies for successful ageing. No previous experience or qualifications are required.

Who will you learn with?

Rose Anne Kenny

Rose Anne Kenny is the Principal Investigator and founder of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) and Professor of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin.
www.tilda.ie

Who developed the course?

Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s highest ranked university. It promotes a diverse, interdisciplinary environment to nurture ground-breaking research, innovation, and creativity.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $59 (+ shipping) you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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