66th Annual & Scientific Meeting 2018 - Guest Exhibitors

The IGS offers a number of complimentary display spaces for charities, npo's and other small organisations with an interest in older people.  Please contact Miriam Ahern for details.

e: miriam.ahern@irishgerontology.com

m: 086 804 4595

Guest Exhibitiors 2018

Active Retirement Network Ireland is an affiliation of volunteer driven associations (ARAs) whose Mission Statement is to enable retired persons,of any age,to have a more fulfilled and active life and to do so by “doing things for themselves by themselves”. Towards this end we have 560 affiliated groups with 24,500 members throughout
the 26 counties and four affiliated groups in Northern Ireland.

Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that inspires everyone to reach their full potential as they age. Our goal is to turn the period from age 50 onwards into one of the most satisfying times in people’s lives, by facilitating: opportunities to engage in arts and cultural activities, sport and physical activity and opportunities to learn and be involved as active citizens. People are now living for longer. Age & Opportunity works to provide opportunities to encourage people to live their longer lives to the full. We are continually finding new ways to engage, to motivate and to support people in this adventure. Join in.

All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care (AIIHPC) is a leading organisation with national and international influence driving excellence in palliative care. AIIHPC is a collaborative of hospices, health and social care organisations and universities on the island of Ireland. AIIHPC advances education, research and practice to improve the palliative care experience of people with life limiting conditions and their families. As the palliative care sector’s institute, AIIHPC is:

· involving service users, carers and communities in palliative care delivery and development

·working to integrate palliative care across the health system so people are supported as early as possible

·supporting the development of specialist palliative care services for everyone who needs them 

ALONE is a national organisation that provides services to older people who need additional support to age at home.  We work with those who have difficulties with loneliness, ill health, poverty, poor housing or homelessness.  We support them through these challenges and link them in with the relevant services they need to live in the community. We have over 600 active volunteers that are trained and supported by professional staff.  All our services are quality approved ensuring we are high value and low cost.  2017 marks 40 years since ALONE was founded.

Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC) is a National Centre for excellence in dementia and is committed to best practice in all aspects of dementia care.   The staff at the Centre offer three core professional services, Education, Information and Research.  The Centre houses a state of the art educational facility which is well resourced with dementia specific books, reports, training manuals and online access to top of the range medical and social science journals. All health service professionals and anyone with an interest in dementia are welcome to visit the Centre.

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is a national charity dedicated to all matters relating to dying, death and bereavement in Ireland.

Our Vision: No-one will face death or bereavement without the care and support they need.

Our Mission: To strive for the best care at end of life, for all

The right to have your voice heard and to participate in making decisions which affect you is a fundamental principle in a democratic society. It is a principle simply stated as "Nothing about you /without you". In circumstances where people may be vulnerable, or have to depend on others, there is a need to ensure that their rights, freedoms and dignity are promoted and protected. Through support and advocacy the will and preference of a person can be heard and acted on; independently of family, service provider or systems interests. The development of Sage Advocacy has been influenced by the scandals of Leas Cross in 2005, and Áras Attracta and Portlaoise Hospital in 2014.  First established in June 2014 as a support and advocacy service for older people by the HSE, The Atlantic Philanthropies and Third Age, it was in 2016 asked to explore how it might address some of the more systemic issues relating to people with intellectual disabilities in the South-East. Sage Advocacy clg was established in September 2017 and on March 1st 2018 it assumed full responsibility for the governance and future development of the service.  On July 1st 2018 the patient advocacy services, previously provided by Patient Focus, moved to Sage Advocacy which is now a support and advocacy service for vulnerable adults, older people and healthcare patients.

The SENDoc research project is funded by the EU to test wearable sensor systems in ageing communities in the northern periphery of Europe, with four partner countries - Ireland, UK, Sweden, Finland. Wearable sensors have the potential to facilitate rehabilitation in or close to home, and to support independent living. The SENDoc project will assess the technical, clinical and social acceptability of wearable sensors and their impact on wearers, on healthcare delivery, and on rural communities. Planned outputs include a systematic review of wearable sensor technologies in health and rehabilitation; results from four demonstrator projects, including a focus on Parkinson’s Disease in Cork and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Ulster; a guide to using wearable sensor technologies in home-based rehabilitation; and a new home-based rehabilitation service delivery model.

Third Age is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the wellbeing of older people and valuing their contribution in communities throughout Ireland.  Third Age has three programmes.SeniorLine provides a confidential telephone listening service for older people 10am – 10pm everyday of the year and receives c1,000 calls each month, Freephone 1800 80 45 91. Failte Isteach welcomes migrants through free conversational English classes, supports 111 groups each week and 3,200 migrants countrywide.  AgeWell combines peer- based social engagement with mobile technology to improve the health and wellbeing of older people. It supports older people to live well for longer in their own homes and communities.