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Select a strategy!

Reflecting upon Week 5, select one strategy that you have read about. Write this strategy on a piece of paper and post it in a place where you will see …

Thanks and goodbye!

Well done for completing the Strategies for Successful Ageing course! I hope you have enjoyed these five weeks. I would like to thank all of you for your meaningful comments …

Sharing your experience: generativity

Generativity is the desire to do things that will improve the lives and wellbeing of younger generations. This can be in the family sphere, but also in the broader spheres …

Aesthetics and ageing

In this video, we explore an aspect of life that we take for granted in the earlier stages of life – arts, leisure and culture. We are increasingly aware that …

Patrick Scott – Irish artist

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is home to artworks by many of Ireland’s senior artists. In this step, we introduce you to the work of one of these artists, …

The longevity dividend

This video explores the many gifts that our increased life-span has brought us. This is a phenomenon known as the longevity or demographic dividend (O’Neill, 2011). It clarifies that disability …

Creativity is not just about art

In the video, Denis talks about thinking creatively, and outlines how it isn’t solely to be used artistically. Thinking creatively and using crystallised intelligence is something that is available to …

The powerful effect of your social environment

People have always understood that the quality of a person’s relationships with others can influence mental and physical health, but it is only recently that scientific evidence on the impact …

Why staying socially engaged is so important

We now know that loneliness, and being isolated from friends and family, can have about the same effect on how long you live as cigarette smoking and obesity. Social engagement …

Week 4: Strategies for being socially engaged

Looking after your physical and mental health is important for successful ageing, but another piece of the puzzle is staying socially engaged. This means being active in your community, talking …

Select a strategy!

Reflecting upon Week 4, select one strategy that you have read about. Write this strategy on a piece of paper and post it in a place where you will see …
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