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As we begin to look forward to our second HOMeAGE training event in Ancona, Italy in April, we reflect on some of our learnings from our 1st Training Session in Galway Ireland – you can watch back all the sessions (outlined below) from our Public Day here

Research overview and approaches in ageing in place research
Chair – Laura Christ, HOMeAGE Reference Group; Older Women’s Network, NL

  • Theorizing place and ageing: Models and concepts from an Environmental Gerontology perspective
    Presenter – Frank Oswald, Goethe University, Germany
  • The pre-conditions for ageing in place: A socio-economic perspective
    Presenters – Marco Arlotti and Micol Bronzini, Marche Polytechninc University, Italy

Ageing in place policy overview: Research informed perspectives
Chair – Kieran Walsh, University of Galway, Ireland

  • Policy perspectives and agendas in ageing in place
    Presenter – Alana Officer, Demographic Change & Healthy Ageing, WHO
  • Spatial justice and the right to an age-friendly community
    Presenter – Tine Buffel, UoM, the UK

Critical thinking and policy and scholarly debates in ageing in place
Chair – Patricia Conboy, International Panel of Policy and Research Experts (IPPRE)

  • Making research policy-relevant: Why place matters
    Presenter – Norah Keating, Global Social Initiative on Ageing, IAGG, (IPPRE), CA
  • Critical issues in research on ageing in place: A geographical gerontologist’s perspective
    Presenter – Malcolm Cutchin, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences,
    (IPPRE), US

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