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  • Is Northern Ireland a good place to be old? Launch of the 2014 Northern Ireland Life and Times results

    17 June 2015, Queen’s University Belfast

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    From left: Gillian Robinson and Paula Devine (ARK), Claire Keatinge (Commissioner for Older People) and Gemma Carney (ARK)

    This event launched the public release of the findings of the 2014 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, and focused on attitudes to ageing and ageism.  The event also marked the release of ARK’s 100th Research Update: Is Northern Ireland a good place to grow old?, by Paula Devine and Gemma M Carney.  We were very pleased to welcome Claire Keatinge, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, who highlighted the role of research in helping policy makers make Northern Ireland a better place for older people.

    The ARK Ageing Programme commissioned Eoin Kelly to create an animated infographic that highlighted key findings from the survey, and this is available below.

    • Is Northern Ireland a good place to be old? Animated infographic by Eoin Kelly
    • Is Northern Ireland a good place to grow old? Paula Devine and Gemma M Carney (ARK) Video; Powerpoint slides
    • The importance of research in helping policy makers make Northern Ireland a better place for older people, Claire Keatinge (Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland) Video

    At the event,  NVTV recorded interviews with Gemma Carney, Duane Farrell (AgeNI) and Claire Keatinge, for their Focal Point programme.  This is now available online here – the piece starts at 12.47 minutes.