Many of us expect to stay in our current home as we age, while others envisage moving to somewhere that may suit us better, perhaps to be near family, to live in a beautiful rural area we’ve always loved, or to a home more suited to our lifestyle or needs. We may move because we want to downsize (or “rightsize”), need to give up driving, or potentially need some support. We may also care for people living with impairments such as dementia, mobility or sensory difficulties and recognise that our local communities, neighbourhoods and towns could develop in ways that would make them more “age friendly” and in which the different generations could mix better.
This one day event will showcase work from Lancaster University’s Centre for Ageing researchers and partners, touching on themes such as digital innovation in new and into existing housing, alternative housing choices, neighbourhoods that are supportive for people with dementia, out of home mobility, active ageing and staying connected, and intergenerational projects.
Timed to coincide with the development of the Health Innovation Campus (HIC) in Bailrigg, and Healthy New Towns like Whyndyke Garden Village, the event will feature talks from researchers and linked non-academic organisations who are using new community models and technologies to support healthy ageing. There will also be a showcase with further information and some examples for you to explore. Come and discover what the future holds, and explore ways to get involved yourself.
The event will take place at Lancaster Town Hall from 09:00 - 16:30.