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Retirement transitions in later life

One in five adults (20%) who retired in the last five years have admitted to finding it difficult, according to a UK-wide survey, carried out as part of a partnership with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK Branch (CGF).

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Physical activity can help avoid unnecessary social care

An article published today (18 October) in the British Medical Journal presents evidence showing that regular exercise can allow an older person to ‘drop a decade’ in their ability to get up and move, helping them to avoid unnecessary social care and reduce the NHS and social care bill by billions of pounds.


Take a seat

Age-friendly Nottingham’s Take a Seat campaign encourages local shops and businesses to provide a seat and a friendly welcome to anybody who needs it.

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People are living longer

By 2024, there will be 18 million people aged 60 and over – 3.1 million more than today. More than one in four of us will be over 60.


Priority actions for better later lives

The government has an opportunity to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of an ageing population, to ensure everyone enjoys a good later life.

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