Irish Gerontological Society Public Lecture

 New 2022 Public Lecture Series on Age Related issues launched by IGS

Date: March 24th
Time: 3pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Online

‘You are as young as you feel’  

In the first IGS public lecture of the year, entitled ‘You are as young as you feel’,  Professor Rose Anne Kenny, President of the Irish Gerontological Society will share insights from her research into the area of ageing medicine.

With over 35 years of experience and a best-selling book, ‘Age Proof’, Professor Kenny will reveal why and how some people have a lower biological age than chronological age; the role played by food, genetics, sex, physical exercise, cold water, expectations, friendships and much more.

Her research questions why some of us live longer than others? Why do we live twice as long today as our ancestors did 200 years ago? And can the latest science teach us not only to live longer lives, but also to live fitter, healthier and happier lives, deep into our later years?

From the nuns who lived into their nineties, to the septuagenarians taking up sport for the first time, via the revealing, if unlikely friendship of Jojo the monkey and Alan the cat, and the existence of ‘Blue Zones’ (areas of the world where inhabitants live longer), Professor Kenny’s work lifts the lid on the importance of family, friends, laughter and good sleep and emphasises that we are all just as young as we feel.

The lecture will be chaired by Professor Rose Galvin, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Limerick, who will joined by a diverse range of panelists; award winning writer Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Tania Banotti, Head of Creative Ireland, Professor Michael Cullen,  Assoc Prof of Endocrinology in TCD school of Medicine, Professor Donal Denham, former Irish Ambassador to Lithuania, and Claire O’Dwyer, an award winning sea swimmer.

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