“CREATING A NEW OLD” is a major global conference taking place from May 8th - 10th 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. It is one of the Irish flagship events celebrating EY2012: the EU Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. “CREATING A NEW OLD” is an initiative of Age & Opportunity and The Bealtaine Festival.
The conference will bring together specialists in health, culture, arts, science, education, gerontology, social policy and tourism. Creating a New Old will showcase international best practice, innovation and opportunities relating to ageing from the arts and culture sectors.
The core themes of the conference are:
- The potential for creative activity to maximise the ability of all individuals to maintain dignity and independent living throughout older age
- How to harness the creative powers of older people to make a positive contribution to society.
Topics for Discussion:
- The mental and physical health benefits to the older individual of engagement with creativity and methodologies to facilitate it
- The benefits to the older population and society of a creative approach to the design and planning of urban environments and residential, social and health care systems
- How to develop and sustain partnerships between groups representing older populations, creative professional groups, policy makers and service providers
- The establishment of an international network developing creative policy responding to the challenges and opportunities of an ageing demographic.
Who should attend?
- Government decision-makers and policy advisers in health, arts, science, education and training, community health and cultural tourism.
- Executives in public and private hospitals, retirement villages, aged care and palliative care facilities
- Medical, nursing and healthcare professionals and associations
- Arts organisations, Arts officers, visual and performing artists, writers and artists working in healthcare.
- Local Government representative from community cultural development, services to older people and community health services
- Education authorities, academics, teachers and medical and healthcare colleges
- Researchers, particularly in the area of health and social sciences
- Education departments in galleries and museums , Curators, Art Therapists
Dublin is one of Europe’s top destinations and continues to attract a steady number of visitors from all over the world. Ireland’s capital is easy to get around and offers a variety of activities to keep anyone busy including shopping, visitor attractions, historical tours, theatre, and sight-seeing tours. It’s a vibrant, bustling city that oozes personality, a city whose soul and sociability makes it the most charismatic of capitals. Dublin is also world famous for its warm welcome and hospitality.
The Early Bird price of the conference is €210.
- Access to all workshops/sessions
- Membership of International Network
- Delegate pack
- Lunch and refreshments
Conference language is English. The price does not include transport or accommodation. We do have a preferred accommodation supplier who can offer you discounted rates.