Taking an inclusive approach that recognises that ageing is about all of us, the BSG 2016 conference Communities in Later Life: Engaging with Diversity encompasses a variety of topics illuminating creative and innovative ways of thinking about ageing.
Since ageing is not a homogenous experience, we seek to recognise and embrace diversity from a wide range of perspectives. The conference opens up a space for discussions that not only engage with difference, but also endeavour to make a difference to people’s lives. Living well in later life depends upon a web of interdependent conditions, such as the physical and social environment, health, well-being, as well as emotional and cultural understandings of old age.
The conference therefore seeks to develop interdisciplinary and collaborative discussions that advance our understanding of the complexity and multiplicity of ageing experiences. In pursuing this goal, we encourage contributions exploring ways of engaging with diversity to enrich communities and to herald new approaches to ageing policy, research and practice.
You can find out more about the conference, view the programme and register to attend via the BSG 2016 webpage.