Ageing Well Public Talks 2020-21

Posted on 13.04.2021 - 11:13 by Jitka Vseteckova

As part of the 'Ageing Well Public Talk series' we are exploring how important it is, over our lifespan, to maintain a well-balanced nutrition and hydration as well as regular physical and social activity in the older age, also known as the 'Five Pillars of Ageing Well'. As we know we start ageing the moment we are born. It demonstrates more significantly when we reach certain age, the usual benchmark being 65+, but our ageing starts much sooner and the way ageing demonstrates when we are over 65 depends on decisions we have been making over our life span.


The series and related materials such as ‘The Five Pillars of Ageing Well’ (Nutrition, Hydration, Physical, Social and Cognitive Stimulation) became the cornerstones of further engagement with the public, specifically around COVID-19 and the relating self-isolation, which are now available on the Open University website and the Internet.


Creating bridges between communities (in this case: research community researching sometimes in an ‘Ivory tower’ and community of ageing population (for whom it is sometimes very difficult to reach to the findings that ageing related research produced) was the starting point. The overall aim of these series of interventions is to facilitate a step change in user behaviour and support service provision. Self-management and becoming partner in our own health care is an important aspect of these talks. This may have a wider impact in healthcare economies, as ageing and related co-morbidities have a substantial health and economic burden footprint.


I have been presenting the ‘Ageing Well’ Lecture Series in collaboration with Third Age University and Free Time University overseas and more recently in collaboration with primary care practices in the UK. Currently also collaborating with Age UK MK, Public Health Northamptonshire, Carers MK, UKeMED & Cambridge Medical Academy, East of England Academic Health Science Network and the and Voluntary Health Scotland on delivering ‘Ageing Well Public Talks’.


All talks start 11 am and last between 60-90 min.

Topics & dates offered 2020/2021:


Are we prepared to live longer? - September 23rd 2020

(presenter: Jitka Vseteckova)

Live-streaming at http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3531&s=31

Please feedback via Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Q92JRGH

For PowerPoint presentation and recording of this talk please see items below.


Advanced care planning - October 21st 2020

(presenter: Barbara Gale and Erica Borgstrom)

This talk will be pre-recorded and released on 21st October 2020

Please feedback via Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2GJZM6C

For PowerPoint presentation, handout and recording of this talk see items below.


Ageing brain - November 18th 2020

(presenters: Jitka Vseteckova and Stephanie Warren)

Live streaming at http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3533&s=31

Please feedback via SurveyMonkey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/G8HGSVF


Learning languages and digital technologies in older age - December 2nd 2020

(presenter: Ursula Stickler)

Live streaming at http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3534&s=31

Please feedback via SurveyMonkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/27DBWXS


Care and caring in older age - January 20th 2021

(presenter: Mary Larkin)

Live streaming at http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3535&s=31

Please feedback via Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BL2KM23



Nutritional needs while ageing - February 24th 2021

(presenter: Jitka Vseteckova)

Live streaming at http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3536&s=31

Please feedback via Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5SNVHD3



Pharmacotherapy while ageing - March 24th 2021

(presenters: Jitka Vseteckova and Sonal Mehta)

Live streaming at http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3537&s=31

Please feedback via Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/59SLCH6


Mindfulness and ageing - April 14th 2021

(presenter: Adele Pacini & Abi Methley)

Live streaming http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3538&s=31


Move it and breathe - May 19th 2021

(presenters: Jitka Vseteckova and Declan Ryan)

Live streaming at http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3539&s=31


Standing tall - June 16th 2021

(presenters: Jitka Vseteckova and Jason Gibb)

Live streaming at http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3540&s=31


The things we don't talk about - Intimacy and ageing - July 14th 2021

(presenter: Andreas Vossler)

Live streaming at http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=3541&s=31

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Vseteckova, Jitka; Borgstrom, Erica; CEO, Barbara Gale; Stickler, Ursula; Larkin, Mary; Mehta, Sonal; et al. (2020): Ageing Well Public Talks 2020-21. The Open University. Collection. https://doi.org/10.21954/ou.rd.c.5122166.v18
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