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Conference on Loneliness and the Elderly - Cycle of Social Challenges in the Balearic Islands

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This event, part of the cycle of social challenges in the Balearic Islands organised by Club Diario de Mallorca and the "la Caixa" Foundation, will consist of a conference focused on giving visibility to the problem of loneliness, how it affects the elderly, how to deal with this reality and what actions are being implemented in the Balearic Islands to accompany people.

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Presentation "Solitude as we age" by Mayte Sancho, psychologist and expert in social gerontology and planning.

Professionals

62nd Congress of the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology

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 Location: Madrid

On 22, 23 and 24 June geriatrics and gerontology will meet at the 62nd National Congress of the SEGG and the 23rd of the SMGG in Madrid to listen to experts who will address the challenge of ageing and which will include new sessions such as expert consultations and controversy on certain topics.

The first plenary session is entitled "Ageing: a challenge" and will deal with Key elements in health in ageing; biological keys to ageing well; different ways of ageing.

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Demographic change: Are we prepared to live 100 years?

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 Location: Barcelona

The persistently low fertility rate and the increase in life expectancy in Spain and in most Western countries has accelerated the ageing process (relative and absolute) of the population to levels never before seen in the history of mankind. In societies such as ours, this transformation is aggravated by the arrival of the baby boom generations into old age. All of this could undermine the sustainability of the welfare state, the institutional machinery that distributes resources between generations in solidarity through contributions, taxes and transfers.

Professionals

Conference: Loneliness, ageing and gender

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 Location: Barcelona

The conference "Loneliness, ageing and gender" is organised by the gerontology research group of the University of Barcelona and aims to reflect on the diversity of situations of unwanted loneliness in older people and the impact of public policies in addressing them.

It will be held on Friday 19 November from 9 a.m. at the Palau Macaya in Barcelona (Pg. de Sant Joan, 108).

Scientific programme

9:30h Welcome by Feliciano Villar. Professor of Psychology. University of Barcelona.  

Professionals

III Conference on Good Practices in the attention to social inclusion III Conference on Good Practices in the attention to social inclusion

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This III Good Practices Conference will be held on 29 October, in the morning, at the Kursaal. Organised by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, the conference will be held in person, with limited seating capacity, and will also be broadcast via streaming. In line with previous years, they will focus on innovation in social policies and care models. 

Professionals

Lessons from COVID-19 and public health systems

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 Location: Bilbao

Ezkerraberri Fundazioa, together with Fundación Coppieters and EhuGune, has organised the conference Lessons from Covid-19 and public health systems. The aim of the conference is to reflect on the challenges and priorities of

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World Elder Abuse and Neglect Awareness Day

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 Location: Madrid

Event on the occasion of the celebration of the "World Day of Awareness Against Elder Abuse" organised jointly by the Mesa Estatal por los Derechos de las Personas Mayores and Help Age with the aim of making visible and defending the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons.

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Well-treating and ageing. Practical implications

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 Location: Donostia-San Sebastián

Despite the great heterogeneity that characterises ageing people, the available data show that the social image of ageing is generally associated with deterioration and dependence. As a result, the protection of the rights of older people is gradually becoming a core issue in most planning aimed at improving the daily lives of citizens.

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Other Professionals

Conference: Disability and Ageing: Challenges of an Inclusive Citizenship

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 Location: Madrid

Meeting organised by AMIFP and aimed mainly at people with disabilities, family members, professionals, volunteers, students and anyone who wants to learn and know a little more about the reality of people with disabilities.

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Regional Policy Dialogue: Pillars of Support for Dependency. How to build a care system

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 Location: Washington, D.C.

Latin America and the Caribbean is the fastest ageing region in the world. This creates opportunities to improve the quality of life of older adults, create new jobs for caregivers, promote gender equity and reduce healthcare costs, among others. At the same time, it brings with it important challenges, including the need for financial protection (pensions), and access to quality health services and support for people with functional dependency.

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