What does Positive Ageing mean?
Research Strategy 2015-2019
In order to help better inform policy responses to population
The Health Service Executive (HSE), Health and Wellbeing Division has published a ‘Healthy and Positive Ageing for All’ Research Strategy 2015-2019. The purpose of the Research Strategy is to support and promote research that aims to improve people’s lives as they age.
Click here for further details: Research Strategy 2015-2019
HSE Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative Research Call 2018 to Increase Physical Activity in Adults 50+ Years
The HSE has awarded a multidisciplinary team of researchers, practitioners and policy makers led by Professor Catherine Woods from the University of Limerick just under half a million euros to undertake a community-based research study aimed at increasing levels of physical activity in adults over 50 years of age in Ireland. The funding was awarded under the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (
The team’s vision is that adults over 50 years in Ireland will live a more active and healthy lifestyle as a result of being part of the study entitled “‘Move For Life’: An evaluation of a peer mentoring intervention designed to cascade and consequently up-scale existing programmes to help inactive people over 50 years old become more active”. Please visit the Move For Life website at www.moveforlife.ie.
- Click here for more information about the research call, the Move for Life Study, contact details and how to get involved.
- Original Community Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Levels in Adults Over 50+ Guidance Notes .pdf (size 733.2 KB)
Positive Ageing Initiative Research Call 2017
The HSE has awarded funding to three research projects under the Research and Awards Call 2017 under the theme Health Inequities and Inequalities as we Age in Ireland.
The funding was awarded under the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (
The total funding awarded between the three research projects was approximately €525,000.
The successful research projects are:
- Supporting Equity of Older People by Redefining and Refining Assessment of Dementia Inclusive Design of Hospital Spaces.
Professor Desmond O’ Neill, Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
- Life-course and structural determinants of positive subjective health amongst older adult Travellers and homeless people: A voice-led approach to addressing health inequalities in community care.
Professor Kieran Walsh, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
- The UP Study - Understanding Inequalities in Palliative Care for Older People and Providing for Future Need.
Professor Karen Ryan, University College Dublin, (UCD)