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.
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.
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.
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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