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Welcome and meet the team!

We welcome you to this course, Strategies for Successful Ageing, with an introductory video and article.

Welcome to the first week of the Strategies for Successful Ageing course. We are delighted to see the activity on the pre-course introduction page. We hope this course will continue to encourage you to talk about your experiences, hopes, fears, challenges and strategies when it comes to Ageing.

The team for this course is led by Rose Anne Kenny, who is a Professor of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin. Over the next five weeks, Rose Anne will be joined by a team of leading researchers, academics and experts in the field of Ageing who will offer you tips and strategies for successful ageing. If you would like to follow comments and updates from our academics, click on their profile on the right hand side of this page and select “Follow”.

If you would like to follow our moderators as they engage in discussions with learners click on the profiles of Sarah Bowman and Silvia Gallagher and select “Follow”.

The key learning objectives of this week are to question your own perceptions of ageing and to recognize that how you feel about getting older can influence your ageing process.

This week we will be joined by:

Now that we have introduced ourselves, we would love to hear about you and why you have joined the course.

  • Click on the comment section at the bottom of this page to introduce yourself to your fellow learners and the team.

Once you have watched the video, and introduced yourself to other learners, click on the pink circle below on the right to Mark as Complete and then click on the Next button below right to take you to the next step.

We would be grateful if you could complete this pre-course survey, if you have not done so already.

Welcome to the course!


Some of the words in this step may not be familiar to you. We have outlined those that might be new below.

  • Gerontology: This is the scientific study of the ageing process.
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