British Society of Gerontology Creative Ageing SIG (England)

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‘Established in 1971, The British Society of Gerontology (BSG) provides a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and other individuals interested in the situations of older people, and in how knowledge about aging and later life can be enhanced and improved. The BSG’s Ageing Issues Blog has attracted many contributors on the topics of aging and social engagement during COVID-19. The Creative Ageing SIG reflected on ‘A world turned upside down: Responding creatively to COVID-19’ and shared reflections on the first online BSG2020 Creative Ageing SIG symposium. The President of BSG, Thomas Scharf, weighed in on aging and COVID-19 on a Lancet Voice podcast.’ (Scroll down to access ‘Old Age and COVID-19’.)

BSG Creative Ageing SIG

The Creative Ageing Special Interest Group is a vibrant community of interest. It is cross-disciplinary and international, as a rapidly evolving evidence-base demonstrates the potential for creativity to contribute widely within the lives of individuals and communities. Established in February 2019, the SIG now has over 130 international members from research, policy-making and practice. It is FREE to join.

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