RCN Scotland: Living Better, Living Longer

Thursday 13 February 2020 17:30 - 19:30

Location: Room N345, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Campus

RCN Scotland: Living Better, Living Longer
Join us for an evening of talks and activities as part of our events accompanying our exhibition on the health care of older people throughout history.


In the twenty-first century, our later years can be as dynamic and productive as our younger years.

For many, age really is just a number. How do we ensure that society can look forward to the rewards of ageing? And how can nursing pioneer the best support, whether for those who need 24-hour care, or others who simply wish to grow old (dis)gracefully?

Hear from Dawne Garrett, RCN UK Professional Lead – Older People, on positive ageing followed by conversations with our panel chaired by Professor Debbie Tolson, RCN Fellow and Alzheimer Scotland Professor of Dementia & Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice. Join the conversations to explore perspectives on ageing with our panel:

  • Professor Angela Kydd, Clinical Professor in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
  • Barbara Lawson, manager of Kincaid Care Home Greenock and a recipient of The Sue Pembrey Nurse Leader Award in 2017 for transforming the care home environment
  • Mrs Margaret Robbie and Mrs Ann Sweeney from the Ageing Research Network.


Doors open at 1730 with eye test activities and information on eye health in older age with the RCN Opthalmic Forum. Talks start at 1800.

Refreshments provided.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a hearing loop in the lecture room. We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Don't forget, if you are a registered nurse, attendance at this event counts towards revalidation and certificates will be available.


Cost to attend: Free of charge

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