Our Dementia-Our Voice

The Beth Johnson Foundation Dementia Focus Group initiated this film. In it we hear how the participants, who have received a diagnosis of dementia talk about how they dealt with that knowledge and what should be put into place to improve that journey. ... Read more

Finance and Business Services Manager

The Foundation is seeking to recruit a Finance and Business Services Manager. This is an exciting time for a talented, creative and passionate individual to join the Foundation. A member of the Senior Management Team and reporting to the Chief Executive, the successful candidate will have a key focus in monitoring and managing the financial aspects of a charity that has long been recognised as “punching above it’s weight”. ... Read more

Want to Give Something Back?

Are you 50 or over? Do you have knowledge or experience of cancer-related issues? Can you commit to between two and four hours per week? Would you like to make a real difference for someone affected by cancer? ... Read more

Fuller Working Lives - A Framework for Action

Today the Government has published Fuller Working Lives - A Framework for Action. The Framework provides a structure within which key players can bring about the changes we need to ensure adequate income in retirement for individuals, better wellbeing in later life, a more productive labour market, and increased economic activity. ... Read more

Later Life Newsletter 56

The latest newsletter from DWP talks about an important week in our calendar, Carers Week 9th-15th June and also Caring for someone with dementia. ... Read more

Linking Generations Northern Ireland attend TOY project event

LGNI Manager Vicki Titterington attended the TOY event on 15 May in Dublin. The TOY Project (Together Old and Young) brings together young children up to nine years with older people so that they can learn together and from each together, socialise and have fun. Vicki presented at the event talking about LGNI's work in Northern Ireland and across the region. TOY is a two year 'intergenerational learning' project funded under the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme - Grundtvig and is being implemented by nine partner organisations internationally. It also investigates initiatives that involve older people and young children in artistic, cultural and creative projects as well as outdoor and nature activities. More information about the project can be viewed at www.toyproject.net. ... Read more

Our Dementia........

The Beth Johnson Foundation Dementia Focus Group was awarded a DEEP involvement grant to make a film which is titled ‘Our Dementia’. The film highlights specific areas that affect the lives of people living with dementia, as well as what might help towards solving difficulties ... Read more

New Report from the Early Action Task Force: Looking Forward To Later Life

The report, written by Will Horwitz, focuses on ensuring that we understand and take measures to plan for later life. With the increase in life expectancy we should be ready to deal with the day to day living instead of reacting when it is too late. Lynne Wealleans, Project Lead here at the Foundation is mentioned in the acknowledgements and her own report , A Lifecourse Approach to Positive Ageing, is listed in the Bibliography ... Read more

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