Professor John AshtonNFHW has joined the University of Bolton to signpost the way to Healthy Living for senior citizens by organising a one-day conference ‘Sustaining Health and Wellbeing in Later Life’. The conference will be held on Wednesday 25th March 2015 from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm at the University of Bolton.

Ten million people in the UK are over 65 years old. The latest projections are for 5½ million more elderly people in 20 years’ time and the number will have nearly doubled to around 19 million by 2050. Today, for the first time in history, Britain’s over-65s outnumber people under the age of 16. The pressures on the NHS created by this fundamental demographic change are widely acknowledged. To minimise these pressures increasing attention is being paid to ways in which the not so young can be encouraged to develop and enjoy healthy life-styles.

The current Conference is designed to provide a forum to discuss and disseminate ideas associated with the promotion of health and wellbeing in later life and to provide a networking opportunity for interested individuals. The keynote address will be given by Professor John Ashton, President of the Faculty of Public Health and guest speakers will introduce sessions dealing with a diverse range of topics including:

  • Happiness in later life
  • Vision with an older eye
  • Safe sex
  • Living with dignity
  • The role of Art

The Conference will be of interest not only to health professionals and administrators working in this field but also to   voluntary, community and faith organisations and interested individuals. Admission is free.

A PDF copy of the programme can be downloaded here: Conference Programme: Sustaining Health and Wellbeing in Later Life.

To reserve a place please contact Nicola Dunn on 01204 903615 at the University.