FURTHER INFORMATION RE TILDA AND THE GAAs HEALTH AND COMMUNITY WEBINARS
The event is part of a series of wellbeing-focused webinars delivered by the GAAs Community & Health department during the Covid 19 emergency. The latest instalment features a partnership with Trinity Colleges and will include a presentation and contributions by Prof Rose Anne Kenny, lead researcher on the TILDA project (the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing).
Both the GAAs Healthy Club Project and TILDA benefit from CSR support from Irish Life
Prior to Covid-19, TILDA and the Community & Health department, supported by the GAAs respective County Health & Wellbeing Committees, delivered live seminars on How to Age Well to thousands of attendees in counties Longford, Mayo, Donegal, Cork, Limerick, Kerry, and Wexford
The Covid-19 emergency has caused those planned for Louth, Galway, and Kildare to be postponed, but thanks to the wonders of technology, this live webinar broadcast on the Microsoft Teams platform will bring this valuable research and discussion into hundreds of homes across the 32 counties
Micheal will touch on his personal philosophy and approach to health, one that has seen him remain hale and hearty into his 90th year. Prof Kenny will present some of the key findings of TILDAs 10-year Irish research while also highlighting evidence-based lifestyle practices from the worlds Blue Zones , regions with the globes oldest populations and some of highest levels of life satisfaction
GAA President John Horan said The GAA is proud to represent every age demographic in Ireland. This webinar is not just for GAA members, it is are for anyone in the community that is interested in ageing well. Irish Life is a long-standing CSR partner of the GAA Healthy Club Project and we are delighted to broaden that relationship through this collaboration with TILDA
Prof. Rose Anne Kenny said TILDA is one of the most important research studies in Ireland which helps to better understand why bodies and brains age and how we can best ensure long and prosperous lives, for today’s adults and for future generations. This unique partnership with the GAA will ensure that new research from TILDA and other international studies is quickly communicated to all age groups. As a research institution we are very excited about taking this new knowledge out to the Irish people
David Harney, CEO Irish Life, said: Our commitment at Irish Life is to make every community in Ireland healthier, and that commitment extends across all life-stages. With life expectancy in Ireland at 81 years, we want to ensure that people fully enjoy the years approaching and beyond retirement.
We have been a long-term supporter of TILDA and their vision of making Ireland the best place in the world to grow old. I believe that the GAAs support of the How to Age Well seminar series will bring valuable healthcare information to the wider community and help people of all ages, but particularly those over 50, to embrace change in their physical, emotional, and social lives
Ageing starts the day we are born therefore the content of the webinar is relevant to everyone who wishes to age well regardless of their chronological age.
However, the partners involved would particularly like as many older adults as possible to enjoy this event and are encouraging young GAA members to assist older relatives to access this session while maintaining social distancing recommendations
You can access the webinar by clinking on the join webinar link below:
GAA Celebrating & Supporting Our Officers WEBINAR hosted on Tuesday 12 May 2020
The link to the recording of the GAAs Community and Health Webinar focusing on approaches and resources to safeguard personal wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, presented by Alan Kerins, Tom Parsons and Colin Regan is at
HSE, Health & Wellbeing will be offering a Stress Control programme online, commencing Monday the 13th April 2020, via www.stresscontrol.org. This 3 week programme for adults aged 18 and over is free of charge to the public and delivered by Dr Jim White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, the creator of the programme (for more details see attached).This programme has been proven successful by GAA Clubs in the past: https://www.gaa.ie/news/cork-gaa-healthy-club-project-claims-award-112277/