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Healthy Cities 21st Century

25th Anniversary Lecture Series: Presentations from A Life Course Approach: Healthy & Active Ageing

25th Anniversary Lecture Series

Full Lecture Programme

Healthy and active ageing starts at birth. Healthy adults are more productive and healthy older people can continue to contribute actively to society and enjoy a more satisfying lifestyle. A strategic focus on healthy living for both young and older people is particularly valuable to supporting good health throughout the lifespan.

This lecture, which took place on 14 February and was chaired by Iain Deboys, Commissioning Head for Belfast, Health and Social Care Board explored local and European policy as well drawing from examples of practice from across a wide range of cities in Europe which demonstrate a healthy ageing approach.

Key Points from Lecture 5

Opening Address: Councillor Bernie Kelly, Chair, Cross Party Political Reference Group for Older People, Belfast City Council: Healthy and Active Ageing: NI policy and political context

Duane Farrell, Strategic Head of Strategy Director (Policy and Engagment), AGE NI

Keynote speaker: Dr Manfred Huber, Coordinator, Healthy Ageing, Disability and Long-term Care, WHO Regional Office for Europe: WHO Healthy Ageing Policy and Age Friendly Cities

Speaker: Professor Furio Honsell, Mayor of Udine, Italy: Creative social inclusion programmes for older people in Udine

Case Studies: Examples from UK/European Healthy Cities

Manchester - Valuing Older People (VOP), Mr Paul McGarry, Senior Strategy Manager, Public Health Manchester: Creating An Age Friendly Manchester

Newcastle – Ageing Inclusive, Ms Cynthia Bartley: Can I Swap My Forklift for a Mobility Scooter?

Brno – City experiences, Ms Ivana Draholová, Brno City Municipality, Brno, Czech Republic: Brno on the way towards healthy ageing of the population