Healthy Ageing at the Public Meeting 2015 – University of Copenhagen

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09 June 2015

Healthy Ageing at the Public Meeting 2015

Healthy Ageing

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences will participate in the Public Meeting on Bornholm, 11-14 June 2015. They will debate healthy ageing and establish new relations to central stakeholders.

Among other things, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences will contribute by way of an increased focus on the fact that elderly people are a benefit and not a burden, as is the way they are often referred to, to society. And with this purpose in mind, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and Center for Healthy Aging will provide important stakeholders and opinion makers with insight into the diverse areas covered by research into ageing while also offering advice on how individuals can stay active and fit both physically and mentally.

"We would very much like to inform politicians, opinion makers, communications professionals as well as the rest of the population about the complicated ageing process and the numerous societal and health-related changes that result from the fact that we live longer – and preferably stay active and enjoy a high quality of life all the way to the end", says Lene Juel Rasmussen, Director at the Center for Healthy Aging at University of Copenhagen.

Together with DaneAge Association and the Capital Region of Denmark, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has developed activities that will be presented at the Public Meeting, and they have invited a long list of partners, including The Danish Association for the Elderly, the Alzheimer’s Association, Lundbeck and IMB, to stop by and take part in the discussions.

 "The Public Meeting provides an informal framework where we can meet our many collaborators and contributors. We can reinforce our mutually important agendas by supporting activities and initiatives. And I’m convinced that in the long run, this will bring fruitful results", Anéh Christina Hajdu, Head of Communications at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, explains.

The participating researchers:

  • Professor Lene Juel Rasmussen, Director of the Center for Healthy Aging
  • Professor Rudi Westendorp, from the Department of Public Health and the Center for Healthy Aging
  • Professor Henning Langberg, from the Department of Public Health
  • Associate Professor, Rikke Lund, from the Department of Public Health and the Center for Healthy Aging
  • Associate Professor Lars Holm, from the Department of Biomedicine and the Center for Healthy Aging

Read more about the three events that The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is part of (in Danish only).

Find more information on other events where researchers from University of Copenhagen participate (in Danish only).

Contact

Communication consultant Maria Kræmmer Bødtcher
Mobile: +45 29 90 46 02 

Communication consultant Gitte Inselmann Frandsen
Mobile: +45 51 29 80 05