An ageing healthy talk will be held as part of the next Narara Ecovillage open day on Saturday, March 25.
Dr Catherine Rickwood and Dr Karen Bridgman, of Three Sisters Research, will talk on Ageing Healthily and Wellness, including the role of complementary medicine.
According to the doctors, one-third of Australia’s population is over 50 years of age, of which 80 per cent are between 50 and 74 years old.
Baby boomers are better educated, more technologically literate, fitter, and healthier than previous generations.
Baby boomers spend more per head than younger people.
There is greater diversity of attitudes, beliefs, behaviours, and lifestyles amongst people over 50 than there is with those under this age.
Those over 50 have a sense of freedom, confidence, and an overall sense of happiness and wellbeing compared with their younger counterparts.
Dr Rickwood is Founder and CEO of Three Sisters Research.
She is an Australian expert on the ageing population and the over 50s, and a member of the Australian Association of Gerontology, who is committed to being at the forefront of knowledge by attending leading Australian conferences and continuously being involved in original research in the area of ageing.
Dr Bridgman comes from a Nuclear Medicine background and has worked clinically as a Naturopath for over 30 years in a holistic medical practice and a private pathology laboratory.
She was one of the first Naturopaths to qualify for a PhD and lectured at the University of Sydney (Masters of Herbal Medicine), and UWS in Nutrition and Clinical Studies.
She has been on University Academic Review Committees for Complementary Medicine education.
Mar 20, 2017
Narara Eco Living Network