Date : 26/11/2018 | Time : 6:30 pm | Location : Garden Room, Athenaeum Club

We are on average living longer than our parents’ and grandparents’ generations. So what are we going to do with these extra years? Will poor health, less mobility, loneliness and high care costs dominate our lives? If more of us are to enjoy later life and make the most of the extra years, we need to make radical changes as a society and as individuals. This means doing more to promote healthy ageing; enable people to remain in good quality work for longer; ensure that homes are safe, accessible and affordable; and create communities that are age-friendly where people can be active and connected to others.  Anna will share insights and evidence from the work of Ageing Better and highlight some of the actions needed so that our longer lives are a blessing not a curse.

Dr Anna Dixon (HF 2005-6) is Chief Executive of Ageing Better, a new charitable foundation working to change society so more people can enjoy later life. She came to this post from her role as Director of Strategy and and Chief Analyst for the Department of Health and prior to that was Director of Policy at the King’s Fund, an influential think tank on health and social care.

There will be a reception at 6.30pm – wine, soft drinks and light snacks will be on offer – and the talk will commence at 7.00pm The dress code at the Athenaeum is jackets and ties for men and ‘smart’ for women. The talk will be preceded by the Harkness Fellows Association AGM. Further details and papers will be circulated to members in due course.


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