In a bumper second issue of the Ageing Well Newsletter for 2021, the Director of Ageing Well, Associate Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie, opens the newsletter with an update about what has been happening in Ageing Well circles.

Ageing Well proudly supported Te Pūtahitanga’, a paper that calls for a robust, accessible, and inclusive science sector. While behind the scenes, the Ageing Well team has been finalising our new book entitled ‘Celebrating Ageing Well: The first five years of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge’ to be released in late June. 

We also take the opportunity to congratulate some of those affiliated with our organisation, such as our International Science Advisory Panel member, Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane, who was recently made a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit for services to education, psychology, and Māori. Two of our researchers – Dr Kay Saville-Smith and Associate Professor El-Shadan (Dan) Tautolo – have been appointed to notable posts as Chief Science Advisor and as Chair of a HRC panel, respectively.

Coming up in symposiums: Ageing Well is pleased to support the Inaugural Pacific Peoples Fono in Auckland on June 25. On July 1, Ageing Well researcher Professor Ngaire Kerse is running a one-day symposium exploring ageing in retirement villages and aged residential care.

We are also proud to sponsor the ‘Vision for Ageing in Aotearoa’ conference, co-hosted by Age Concern and the NZ Association of Gerontology, that will be held in September/October.

Read these articles and more in our second issue for 2021.

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