Dr Ngaire Kerse is a GP and President of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology (NZAG). She has developed research in ageing for over 20 years. Ngaire’s presentation will outline the Ageing Well National Science Challenge programme of research called Ageing Well through Eating, Sleeping, Socialising and Mobility (AWESSoM). The programme aims to maximise function and wellbeing through several strategies across the sectors where older people thrive. This presentation will show people where their roles fit with the AWESSoM programme and how it can be useful for them.
After being named in the New Year’s Honours as MNZM, Ngaire fell out of her feijoa tree while pruning it and was laid up with a leg wound. Not bad for a falls prevention researcher!