April TCAID: In Focus - Launch of the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability Strategy 2023 - 2028
ADDING LIFE TO YEARS - BUILDING BETTER LIVES FOR PEOPLE AGEING WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY THROUGH RESEARCH AND PARTNERSHIP
The Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) officially launched its five-year strategy on Thursday, 6th April 2023 at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. The launch was attended by Professor Brian O'Connell, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr Fintan Sheerin, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dr Sharon O'Donnell, Director of Research at the School of Nursing and Midwifery and representation from Avista, Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, Brother's of Charity, Stewart's Care and St. John of God Liffey Services.
This strategic plan will shape the future of the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disbility (TCAID) to benefit people who are ageing with an intellectual disability, their caregivers, Irish Society, and the wider world. At Trinity College Dublin, the goal is to generate high-quality scientific evidence to help enhance, through a myriad of possible known and still unknown channels, the experience of ageing for all. The Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) believes that to achieve this goal, a fully collaborative and interdisciplinary approach is essential. This is demonstrated by the inter-disciplinary nature of the Centre, with thematic leads from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science and Dental Science, with Speech and Language, Dietetics now collaborating and positioned to lead specific subthemes.
Adding Life to Years: Building better lives for people ageing with an intellectual disability through research and partnership
contributes to Trinity College Dubin's mission to respond with creativity and imagination to the formidable challenges faced by people with an intellectual disability in leading longer healthier lives. This strategy challenges the health inequalities for people with an intellectual disability as they age by shining a light on health and well-being issues.
The strategy is a testament to the past work and the future intentions of the Centre.
Accessible video and audio version of the Strategic Plan
Accessible video and audio version of the TCAID Strategic Plan narrated by Ms Mei Lin Yap, TCAID Ambassador Liason Officer