Research participants wanted!

Frances Ryan, a researcher at Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Social Informatics, is looking for participants for a research project that investigates how people help or support older adults to use social media accounts.

If you assist an older adult or a person with dementia to use their own social media accounts, and would like to take part in this research, please contact Frances at f.ryan@napier.ac.uk. Participants will be asked to keep a diary related to the activities they undertake on behalf of the other person for two weeks, followed by an interview which can be conducted in person or via phone or video call. (Participants do not need to be carers, but they should play a role in helping with social media accounts.)

You can read more about Frances’ research here (http://www.francesryanphd.com/2019/02/study-participants-wanted) or contact Frances at f.ryan@napier.ac.uk.

The role of chocolate!

Leith Central Community Council

(adapted form an email from a PhD student)

I am a nutrition PhD student and I am researching nutrition and healthy ageing, with a particular focus on chocolate’s role. The study is looking for volunteers from in and around the Lothian area aged between 50 to 60 years. Approval from the Research Ethics Committee at Queen Margaret University has been obtained.

Here is a link for some more information on the study: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/20170608-edinburgh-and-lothian-chocolate-lovers-wanted-for-university-study/

If you would like any further information about the nature of this study please do not hesitate to get in touch and I will be more than happy to help.

Ruth Ashaye, MSc, ANutr
PhD Research Student
Queen Margaret University
Musselburgh
EH21 6UU
Email: RAshaye@qmu.ac.uk

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LHNCC agenda: Tuesday 23 January

Where: Shore Room Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
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Age-friendly cities and communities

(Adapted from an email from Dr Ryan Woolrych)

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A study has commenced exploring how neighourhood can better support older adults to live at home and in their communities.

Give the rapid growth of ageing populations in many cities, the importance of developing appropriate design interventions to enable active and healthy lifestyles for older residents is more urgent than ever.

Place-making with older adults: Towards age-friendly communities is a three year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and will be exploring how older adults experience the communities they live in.

We will be working closely with older adults, local government, service providers, community organisations and pracitioners to deliver policy and practice recommendations to support the delivery of age-friendly cities and communities.

As part of the work we are looking to speak to anybody over the age of 60 who  currently lives in Leith. Please contact Dr Ryan Woolrych on r.d.woolrych@hw.ac.uk or by telephone on 0131 451 3899 or 07957 406677 to hear more about the project or to participate in the research.

Please also visit our website on http://placeage.org/en or join us on Twitter @placeage.