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SEUPB are co-ordinating a recently announced consultation on European Territorial Co-operation Programmes (PEACE and INTERREG) 2014-2020. read more
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As leading designers set out their ideas about how to build a new garden city, they need to address our biggest housing challenges head-on, says Kathleen Kelly. The Wolfson prize has clearly garnered a lot of enthusiasm with 279 entries all tackling the pertinent prize question: “How would you...
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Older people are missing out on the potential physical and cognitive benefits associated with exercise. New research finds the majority of older people across the island of Ireland are not meeting recommended levels of exercise. The study, funded by CARDI, led by Dr Elaine Murtagh, Mary Immaculate...
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Real relationships are what matter, whether on or off line, says Tracey Robbins. There are many conflicting claims about whether the Internet and social media are helping or hindering efforts to reduce loneliness in the UK. The Policy Exchange has argued recently that loneliness among older people...
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I'm a 65-year-old man and my wife says I just have to accept things as they are, but I have a high sexual desire I am a 65-year-old man who is married to a lovely lady who no longer wants sexual intimacy with me. She wants me to cuddle but as soon as I get aroused she gets annoyed. I can't touch...
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NICVA is hosting a consultation event on the recently released Consultation on Proposals for New Mental Capacity Legislation for Northern Ireland. Event on 5 August 2014 - 10:00am at NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB read more
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We are about to be hit with a “tsunami” of changes caused by caused by “head spinning” developments in anti-ageing drugs and technologies, the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) 2014 Medallist Professor David Sinclair says. The UNSW anti-ageing researcher was named the 2014 recipient of...
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Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is cost-effective in adults older than 75 years who have not had prior screening, according to a study published by researchers at the Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The study is the first, according to...
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Each year, 1 out of 3 adults aged 65 and over in the US falls. A third of those falls result in moderate to severe injuries that can lead to further declines in health and loss of independence. Thousands of older adults die each year from such falls as well. To find effective, evidence-based...
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Limerick people will be joining 300 older people from seventeen counties who will celebrate sport as part of Age and Opportunity’s annual Go for Life Games this Saturday, June 7 at Dublin City University. Read more here.
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Ed Miliband has called for an end to flying visits, and care worker Laura Law wrote for us about her experiences. Read Laura's piece here 15-minute care visits have been in the spotlight recently, with Ed Miliband stating that a Labour government would end "clock-watch care" . Yesterday, we...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has welcomed a pioneering new device which could revolutionise the lives of people with diabetes.
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Following inquests into a number of potentially drug related deaths in Northern Ireland, Health Minister Edwin Poots today reiterated warnings that anyone who misuses drugs is putting their life at severe risk.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has today launched the first phase of a new interactive website, showing the location of every defibrillator located in schools across Northern Ireland.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has today launched the first phase of a new interactive website, showing the location of every defibrillator located in schools across Northern Ireland.
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Science Foundation Ireland together with the National Institutes of Health are pleased to engage with researchers on the island of Ireland in a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of the NIH Grants Process, including valuable grant writing tips and insight into review procedures. The...
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You know how much you need to raise (or do you?) you have a million things on and fundraising is just one part of everything else you do. How do you decide your fundraising strategy? Deirdre Murphy, NICVA's Fundraising Advice Officer offers some guidance. read more
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Learning a second language may slow cognitive decline according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh. The study which tracked hundreds of Scottish people for decades is the strongest evidence yet that speaking an extra language slows the mental decline that accompanies ageing. The...
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Minister Poots today attended the launch of the “Together We Can” project. The project is aimed at providing cancer information and awareness for the Lithuanian population in Northern Ireland.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots today commended the progress of Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs), a key element of Transforming Your Care.

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