Minister Kathleen Lynch opens ageing conference at DkIT

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) hosted a conference on ‘Ageing, Health & Environment: Partnerships for Excellence’ on Wednesday, May 2.

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) hosted a conference on ‘Ageing, Health & Environment: Partnerships for Excellence’ on Wednesday, May 2.

The conference, which demonstrated the key role DkIT plays in ageing research and education, was opened by Minister of State for Disability, Older People, Equality & Mental Health Kathleen Lynch.

It brought together experts in the field of developing Age Friendly Environments including Louth Age Friendly Initiative, the Netwell and Casala research centres and the Louth Older People’s Forum.

“The conference showcased the work that has seen Louth’s Living Lab for the development of environments, products and services for older people cited as a leading age-friendly exemplar for the world to follow by the WHO,” said Rodd Bond, Director of the Netwell Centre at DkIT.

“We have one of the most advanced facilities for integrated health, ageing and environmental research in Europe and our work is animated by an ethos of inclusivity that recognises increasing longevity as a wonderful opportunity...”