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Health and Well-being of Older People is a Course

Health and Well-being of Older People

Ended Nov 5, 2017

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Full course description

Course Date:

Sep25 - Nov 5, 2017


6 weeks


3 hrs/week



Course Type:





People are living longer and the number of older people is increasing. These trends are evident worldwide, making wellbeing a high-profile issue in contemporary policy and practice. Rather than focusing on ‘improving health’ we have moved toward ‘improving health and wellbeing’. The idea of wellbeing involves how we feel about ourselves and our lives, rather than how our lives might be assessed by others. This course is about how we can facilitate good quality, active, healthy and fulfilling lives for older people.

Each week, colleagues from 3rdthought will join us to help illustrate and explore different topics. The course is highly interactive and we look forward to your contribution, too.


  • Explore opportunities for aging actively.
  • Explore the potential for self-fulfilment and creativity as we age.
  • Understand the changes that take place in our minds and bodies as we age.
  • Understand the ways in which society adapts as more people live longer.

Target Audience: This course is for anyone with an interested in healthy aging, either for themselves or for others. Some of the content is written for health & social care professionals but we have been careful to make this accessible for everyone.

Course is offered by London South Bank University.

Course Instructors

Peter Jones

Peter Jones


Peter Jones qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 and has worked in various acute settings and later in practice, mainly with older adult patients in both in acute care and rehabilitation. His areas of academic nursing study have been in Palliative Care at University of Luton and an MSc in Nursing Older people at the City University, where his dissertation was on the experience of older male adults caring for ill spouses/partners.

Keiron Spires

Keiron Spires

Associate Professor eLearning

Lt Col (Retd) Keiron Spires QVRM TD is Associate Professor for eLearning and Learning Technologies in the School of Health and Social Care. In his career as a military nurse he qualified as both an adult and a children's nurse and had operational service around the world as both a regular and Reservist nurse. Keiron's current role is to lead on eLearning and Learning Technologies development for the School. He is particularly interested in the use of social media for learning and teaching and all forms of mobile technology.