New Event: Active Ageing: Sheffield’s pro-active approach

Join us at our latest Active Ageing event  –  Tuesday 30th June;  online eventbrite booking  Registration: 13:45 for 14:00 start; finish 17:15 – with Laura Evans, Head & Professional Lead of Occupational Therapy at Sheffield Teaching Hospital Teaching Trust.  Laura  will set the scene for a planned simulation on how it feels to experience typical conditions which can affect our enjoyment as we go through life.  We’ll also be joined by three other experts in related areas:

  • Tony Prescott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Sheffield and Director of Sheffield Robotics;
  • Jenn Rowson, Lecturer, Design & Simulation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield;
  • Alaster Yoxall, ‪Principal Research Fellow, Lab 4 Living, Sheffield Hallam University.

By popular demand our third event will explore benefits, risks and ethics. Report from our 14th July Crowd Wise event, attached, identifies issues and concerns raised. Help th experts appreciate thes effect of these issues through your lense, experiences and outlooks.

Donations gratefully accepted either via paypal on the home page of our website or at the event to help cover the cost of producing our event report and media.

Fully wheelchair accessible.


Who is this event for?  Our event is open to everyone from all walks of life and any background whether you want to find out more, are working in the field or want to tackle major issues with influential decision-makers

What is the purpose of this event? This event is the third in this series to explore how we can help improve the quality of life for Sheffield’s ageing population.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?  Everyone is welcome and has something valuable and important to say

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?  Centrally located on Arundel Gate, opposite the Lyceum and Crucible

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Drop us a line to or give us a call on 07702 491 705.

About actionforinvolvment

We're an independent think tank, founded in 2006 to bring people in our communities together with policymakers and stakeholders. We create space often in a workshop format to pool ideas, develop networks and tackle hot topics. Since 2009, we’ve focused on the sustainability agenda such as: climate change, energy, housing, technology, transport with interest in:education, health, welfare, regulation and enforcement. Our latest project is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Grant and our next event on 27th June 2013 includes George Monbiot with other high level environmental policy makers.
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