During November 2020 Oxford Brookes hosted a month of free online lunchtime seminars, workshops and discussions. These were viewed by more than 2,000 people from our local communities, from the private and public sectors, and UK and international universities.
The sessions were for everyone and covered everything from exercise, alcohol and nutrition, to the design of buildings and how to live well with dementia or a cancer diagnosis.
We explored how we can help people age more healthily as individuals, employers and employees, professionals and researchers.
The month marked the start of the World Health Organisation's Decade of Healthy Ageing. Our contributors reflected the breadth of experience and knowledge across the University’s Healthy Ageing and Care Network; key policy organisations such as the Centre for Ageing Better and International Longevity Centre; local, national and international partners such as Sir Muir Gray, Professor Judith Phillips and Professor Dame Louise Robinson.
This programme is divided into four themes:
- Our Decade of Healthy Ageing: Visions and future priorities
- Ageing Well : Includes physical exercise, nutrition and alcohol moderation, preventing and living with dementia and cancer survivorship
- Homes and neighbourhoods for healthy ageing: The design of age-friendly housing, neighbourhoods and cities
- Work and ageing: The role of the employer and employee
“Ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.”
World Health Organisation