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Older Persons in Vulnerable Situations

28 June 2023 14:30 - 15:30

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.


Opening Remarks

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


Sociaal Vitaal

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


Research Perspective

Kieran Walsh, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, University of Galway


Q&A, Interventions from the Floor