Online policy discussion
The online event discussed policy strategies to protect older persons in vulnerable situations. Following a clarification of what is meant by vulnerability and vulnerable situations, the event showcased several concrete policy examples and initiatives. It provided participants with first hand insights about the challenges and lessons learnt and shared key recommendations from the UNECE Policy Brief of Ageing No. 28 on the same topic.
A report of the event is available here.
Lisa Warth, Population Unit, UNECE
Older Persons in Vulnerable Situations: a Conceptual Framework
Emma Maun, Institute of Gerontology, Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, King's College London
National Standard for Adult Safeguarding
Deirdre Connolly, Health and Social Care Standards, Health Information and Quality Authority of Ireland
Mathieu de Greef, Center for Human Movement Science, University of Groningen
Safe Spaces for Youth, Women, and Older People
Tatiana Sorocan, HelpAge International, Republic of Moldova
Kieran Walsh, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, University of Galway
Q&A, Interventions from the Floor