U3A NWR Health and Wellbeing Conference, Lancaster

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Lancaster and Morecambe U3A
on behalf of the North West Region of U3As

One Day Conference: Thursday, 26th October2017

Venue: The Banqueting Suite, Town Hall, Lancaster

Health and Wellbeing Conference

Aim: To enthuse, inform and empower participants to lead healthy lives


10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. Registration and tea/ coffee

Morning session: Chaired by Gill Russell – North West Regional U3A Trustee

10.30 a.m. – 10.35 a.m. Welcome to the Conference
Gill Russell – North West Regional Trustee

10.35 a.m. – 10.40 a.m. Local welcome and introduction to the day
Professor Gill Baynes – Research Ambassador and External Liaison, L&M U3A*

10.40 a.m. – 10.50 a.m. What is Health ?
Dr. Alex McMinn, M.B.E. Former NW Trustee U3A and World Health Organisation Advisor

10.50a.m. – 11.20 a.m. Reducing your Risk of Dementia : The Science Behind the Headlines
Dr. Penny Foulds, Honorary Researcher, Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Lancaster University

11.20 a.m. – 11.45a.m. Medical Screening to Maintain Health : The Role of Radiology
Professor Gill Baynes, former Chair in Medical Imaging Education, University of Cumbria

11.45 a.m. – 12.10p.m. The Role of Pathological Testing in Health
Alan Currie, Former Directorate Manager Pathology, UHMBT ~

12.10 p.m. -12.35 p.m. Non drug treatments to intervene and prevent dementia
Dr.Garuth Chalfont, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University

12.35 p.m. -12.45 p.m. Cancercare and its role in promoting Health and Wellbeing
Neil Townsend, Chief Executive Officer, Cancercare

12.45p.m. – 1.45p.m. Lunch – Banqueting Suite Town Hall

Afternoon session – Chaired by Neil Stevenson –NW Regional Committee Chair

1.45p.m. – 2.15 p.m. Keynote Lecture, Voluntary and Community Interventions to Support Active and Healthy Ageing
Professor Christine Milligan, Director for Centre of Ageing, Lancaster University

2.15 p.m. – 2.40pm Eyetracking as an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease
Dr.Thom Wilcockson, Department of Psychology, Lancaster University

2.40 p.m. – 3.00p.m. The role of Exercise in Active Ageing
Lindsey Wilcox, Retired Physiotherapist and committee member of the Morecambe Bay Branch of National Osteoporosis Society

3.00 p.m. – 3.20 p.m. The Security Challenges associated with Ageing
Dr. Lara Warmelink, Department of Psychology, Lancaster University

3.20 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. How the services of Age UK positively impact on Health and Wellbeing
Anne Oliver, Community Engagement Manager, Age UK

3.30p.m. – 3.50pm Open Forum : Gill Baynes, Alan Currie, Penny Foulds,Anne Oliver, Neil Townsend, Thom Wilcockson

3.50p.m. -4.00 p.m. Closing remarks: NW Regional U3A Trustee – Gill Russell

*Lancaster and Morecambe U3A
~ University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust

There will be a Marketplace event all day:
Stalls: Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Cancercare, Care Innovation, Continuing Learning Group, Defying Dementia, Dying Matters, Innovation Agency, MAC Clinical Research, National Osteoporosis Society

Venue :
The Banqueting Suite
The Town Hall

Dalton Square
01524 582583

Main access – Dalton Square
Disabled access – through Public entrance to Town Hall, at the left hand side of the building if standing at the front
For Parking please see https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/parking/car-parks
For Disabled parking please see: https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/parking/disable-parking-bays-in-lancaster

Charitable donations appreciated to Cancercare