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Baroness Sally Greengross - International Federation on Ageing. London, , GB

Baroness Sally Greengross Baroness Sally Greengross

President & Chief Executive | International Longevity Center, UK


Sally Greengross co-chairs five Parliamentary Groups, including Dementia, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Ageing and Older People.






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Interview with Baroness Sally Greengross about private insurance for social needs London Health Commission: Theme C:  Baroness Sally Greengross and Ms Camilla Batmanghel



Baroness Sally Greengross has been a crossbench (independent) member of the House of Lords since 2000 and co-chairs five All-Party Parliamentary Groups: Dementia, Corporate Social Responsibility, Intergenerational Futures, Continence Care and Ageing and Older People. She is the Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Choice at the End of Life, and is Treasurer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities. Sally is Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre – UK; Co-President of the ILC Global Alliance; and was a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2006-12.

Baroness Greengross was Director General of Age Concern England from 1987 until 2000. Until 2000, she was joint Chair of the Age Concern Institute of Gerontology at Kings College London, and Secretary General of Eurolink Age.

Baroness Greengross is Chair of the Advisory Groups for the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA) and the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA). She is President of the Pensions Policy Institute and Honorary Vice President of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health. Baroness Greengross is Patron of the National Association of Care Caterers (NACC) and Patron of Care & Repair England. She holds honorary doctorates from eight UK universities.

Industry Expertise (3)

Health Care - Services Elder Care Legislative Office

Areas of Expertise (12)

Public Policy Active Ageing Retirement Human Rights Quality of Care Frailty Gerontology Dementia Care Corporate Social Responsibility End of Life Care Aging and Social Policy Longevity

Accomplishments (8)

Honorary Vice President (professional)

The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

Honorary Doctor of Letters (professional)


Awarded by by the University of Keele.

Doctor of the University (professional)


Awarded by the Open University.

Honorary Doctor of Letters (professional)


Awarded by by Brunel University.

Honorary Doctor of Laws (professional)


Awarded by the University of Exeter.

Doctor of the University (professional)


Awarded by the Kingston University.

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (professional)


Awarded by the English monarchy.

Honorary Doctor of Letters (professional)


Awarded by by the University of Ulster.

Education (1)

London School of Economics and Political Science: B.A., Political Science

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (4)

Hidden risk of drinking in retirement

The Telegraph  


Baroness Sally Greengross from the International Longevity Centre UK added: “This report gives us an opportunity to start putting some wrongs to rights in relation to older adults and alcohol ..."

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New code offers transparency over fees for those buying a home in a retirement village

Daily Express  


The Code was launched yesterday at an event in the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Sally Greengross, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ageing and Older People ...

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Firing Line: Sally Greengross

Financial Times  online


To say that Baroness Sally Greengross’s CV and list of achievements is extensive would be an understatement ...

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Profile: Baroness Greengross says 'we need to stop seeing care homes as a last resort'

carehome.co.uk  online


Baroness Sally Greengross dreams of a future when “people are just people and age is irrelevant” ...

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Featured Articles (5)

Contributions are welcomed on how to prevent dementia Nursing Standard


The International Longevity Centre – UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Improving Care are inviting practitioners from the field of public health and dementia to discuss dementia risk reduction.

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Population ageing and health The Lancet


As researchers, journal editors, and representatives of non-governmental organisations, we are writing to express our concern about the way in which the health implications of population ageing are misrepresented in the media, in policy debates, and sometimes in academic research. Ageing is most often framed in negative terms, questioning whether health services, welfare provision, and economic growth are sustainable. We argue that, instead of being portrayed as a problem, increased human longevity should be a cause for celebration.

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Reducing health inequalities in priority public health conditions: using rapid review to develop proposals for evidence-based policy Journal of Public Health


In November 2008, the Secretary of State for Health (England) commissioned an independent review to propose effective strategies for reducing health inequalities. Review task groups were given just 3 months to make preliminary evidence-based recommendations. In this paper, we describe the methodology used, and the recommendations made, by the group tasked with inequalities in priority public health conditions.

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Maintaining cognitive health in an ageing society Perspectives in Public Health


This paper reviews the research findings and recommendations for maintaining cognitive health that were presented at a meeting sponsored by the Alliance for Health and the Future in November 2003.

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Intergenerational Programmes as a Global Approach to Social Issues Journal of Intergenerational Relationships


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