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Ageing Well Webinars

Our programme of webinars is intended to complement and support South Ayrshire's Age Friendly Community Network and inform development of our Ageing Well Strategy. Join us to hear from a range of sector leading experts to explore the topic of ageing well.


Past Webinars

"Wellbeing in Later Life" Hosted by Professor Anne Hendry

Friday 6th October, 1pm to 2pm on Microsoft Teams

Professor Anne Hendry is the Director of International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Scotland, Honorary Secretary of the British Geriatrics Society and Honorary Professor at the University of the West of Scotland


"How Can South Ayrshire Support Ageing Well?‚Äč" Hosted by Doug Anthoney

Friday 20th October, 12 noon to 1pm on Microsoft Teams

Doug Anthoney is the Health and Wellbeing Manager at Age Scotland.


"Upstream Approaches to Prevent Frailty and / or Falls" Hosted by Professor Dawn Skelton

Friday 3rd November, 12 noon to 1pm on Microsoft Teams 

Professor Dawn Skelton is a Professor of Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University. Professor Skelton is also Chair of the Rehabilitation Group of the British Geriatric Society and a Member of the 4 Nations Falls Collaborative and Director of Later Life Training (not for profit).


"Future-Proofing Housing for Ageing" Hosted by Dr Vikki McCall

Friday 24th November, 12 noon to 1pm on Microsoft Teams

Dr Vikki McCall is a Professor of Social Policy in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling, teaching the Postgraduate MSc/Diploma of Housing Studies at the University of Stirling. Her work includes leading projects focusing on housing, ageing, stigma, co-production the role of front-line workers, service users, volunteers and the policy process.


"Realising the Human Rights of Older Scots" Hosted by Dr Donald Macaskill

Friday 1st December, 12 noon to 1pm on Microsoft Teams 

Dr Donald Macaskill is Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Care the organisation that represents the independent care sector in Scotland. He sits on a number of Governmental committees and working groups and is a trustee of a number of charities. Donald also chairs the Dementia Friendly Troon group.


"Applying an asset-based approach to adult social care in Leeds" Hosted by Cath Roff 

Friday 8th December, 12 noon to 1pm on Microsoft Teams  

Cath Roff is Programme Director for Adult Social Care Transformation at Leeds City Council. This webinar will give an overview of the application of asset-based approaches in three areas, Social work, Asset-based Community Development and the reform of home care.