Living Well Seminar

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Thursday 14 March 2019


6.15pm refreshments. 

6.45pm seminar begins

8.45pm seminar closes

The Stripe, King Alfred Quarter, Sparkford Road, SO22 4NR


Life expectancy for women in south of UK: 83.9 years.  Healthy life expectancy: 66.5 years.

Life expectancy for men in south of UK: 80.2 years.  Healthy life expectancy: 65.4 years.


The University of Winchester, in conjunction with the Southern Policy Centre and Energise Me, is holding the third in a series of debates relating to linked and topical issues. Following on from the seminars on the housing crisis and on health and social care, this event will be chaired by the University's Chancellor, Alan Titchmarsh, and feature expert speakers on key aspects of healthy living for all age groups.  It will again include an audience question and answer session.

All delegates will receive a free briefing paper on the issues in advance of the event.

The last seminar on health and social care highlighted the importance of ‘living well’ in order to reduce the pressure on health and government services. 

The growing number of older people in the UK is in no small measure due to the medical and social progress we have made in recent years. Yet, whilst many can look forward to longer lives, we may also face more complex medical conditions and physical challenges as we age.

Lord Filkin from the Centre for Ageing better highlighted five factors which make for a better life as we age: good enough health, good enough finances, sustaining identity and independence, living in a suitable home, and feeling socially connected and valued.

All that is, of course, easy to say, and we all aspire to live well. But in a world which puts so many demands on our time, and when we are beset by a huge amount of often conflicting advice, that can be hard to achieve.


Speakers will include:

Professor Shireen Kassam, Consultant Haematologist at Kings College Hospital on the importance of diet and eating well.

Dr Willilam  Bird MBE on the importance of physical activity.

Kevin Gardner and Abby Oakley from Solent Mind.


This event is sponsored by Paris Smith.



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