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Ageing Well Public Talks Series: Life; thriving, not just surviving – Lynne Watson and Marina Postlethwaite-Bowler

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 11:00 to 13:00
Online - Zoom or Stadium
Dr Jitka Vseteckova

Join us for the next talk in the Ageing Well Public Talks Series 2023/2024 where we look at positive wellbeing and its effect on our lives

In this talk we focus on wellbeing, and how proactive life approaches which embrace positive wellbeing can enhance our lives. Ageing doesn’t have to happen the way Western society tells us it has to. Marina explores some ideas and strategies based on Ayurvedic thinking and introduces Kaya Kalpa a clinical discipline from the East that concerns itself with the physiological rejuvenation of the body. Lynne will share encouragement and creative ideas that can realistically help improve the quality of daily life. Lynne’s research interests include hobbies and interests such as nature, crafts and activities which enable people to overcome the triggers which can create poor emotional and mental wellbeing and to use these glimmers to return to a place of emotional wellbeing. 

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The speakers

Lynne Watson - Lynne qualified as a nurse 42 years ago and has built up a portfolio of glimmers which she has used over the years to develop personal resilience. Her professional background is as a nurse/health visitor specifically with children and young peoples services working with families where there is a child or young person with a disability or learning difficulty.

Marina Postlethwaite Bowler – Staff Tutor and Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies, The Open University. Marina s teaching and research interests focus on holistic wellbeing, the mind body connection.  Marina has a passion for ensuring EDIA is at the core of her work. Her professional background is in further and higher education leading and developing teams. Marina has worked in alternative education and secure environments with students studying sport, fitness and health, across a range of ages and challenging backgrounds, Marina also works with educators in the international space delivering training and quality assurance for vocational qualifications. 


About the series

The Ageing Well Public Talk (AWPT) series explores how important it is, over our lifespan, to maintain well-balanced nutrition and hydration as well as regular physical and social activity in older age, also known as The Five Pillars of Ageing Well.

Ageing demonstrates most significantly when we reach a certain age, the usual benchmark being 65+, but ageing starts much sooner and the way ageing demonstrates when we are over 65 depends on decisions we make over our life span.

The AWPT series and related materials such as The Five Pillars of Ageing Well became the cornerstones of further engagement with the public, specifically around COVID-19 and the relating self-isolation, which are now available on the OU website and the Internet.

The overall aim of these series of interventions is to facilitate a step-change in user behaviour and support service provision. Self-management and becoming a partner in our own healthcare is an important aspect of these talks. This may have a wider impact on healthcare economies, as ageing and related co-morbidities have a substantial health and economic burden footprint.

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