The Royal College of Nursing, Scotland is currently running the exhibition ‘Aspects of Age.’ As life expectancy has increased, so too have our opportunities to do more for longer: today many people travel, engage in sport, find new relationships, volunteer for charities and more well into their 80s and beyond. This exhibition and series of events explores the shift from institutional to home care over two centuries of older people’s nursing, from the workhouse and asylums of the Victorian era to the hospital and care home and beyond. Technology and public health initiatives have improved the support available to older people, and changed our lives significantly. As our population ages, we ask how nursing as a profession can continue to improve the lives of those over 75?

The exhibition is located at the RCN Scotland Headquarters (Edinburgh), 42 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2HH and is open on Mondays to Fridays 10:00 am-4:00 pm. It is running now and will continue until 30 April 2020.

Further information is available here.