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Life beyond 50


Coram Campus
41 Brunswick Square
United Kingdom

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What is the role of individuals, employers and policy makers in supporting people to plan for life beyond 50?

How prepared are we for our later lives?

We are living longer than ever before. Surely more time means more opportunities for us to get the most out of life? Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Many of us risk missing out on enjoying our older age because we haven’t thought through the consequences of a longer life for where we live or our financial security. Many people’s expectations of later life differ wildly from what they actually experience.  We can’t predict all the challenges that lie ahead but there are steps we can take to create the later lives we want to have.

So, what exactly do we need to think about and plan for - for our future selves? How can we ensure fewer people miss out?

At this event, we’ll be discussing the challenges of preparing for our later lives. What is the role of individuals, employers and policy makers in supporting people to plan for life beyond 50?

In this breakfast debate we’ll explore:

  • How can individuals plan for what’s ahead?
  • Whose role is it to help people think about their later life?
  • What are the effective methods of encouraging people to engage?
  • Could mid-life MOTs make this easier for everyone?
  • What part can employers play?
  • Money in later life - is there more to this than pensions?
  • What is the role of policy makers?

Find out more about our work on planning and preparing

  • Chair: Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Louise Ansari, Director of Communications and Influencing, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Karen Phillips and Gloria Flynn-Piercy, Cheshire & Wirral NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jane Portas, PwC
  • Other speakers will be confirmed leading up to the event
Live stream

Can't make it? The event will be live-streamed from our YouTube channel from 9.00am on Wednesday 27 November 2019. The video will be available to view on our channel after the event.

Event details
  • Date: Wednesday 27th November 2019
  • Venue: Coram Campus, 41 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ
  • Arrive: 8.30am (complimentary refreshments and light breakfast available)
  • Start: 9.00am
  • Finish: 10.30am

Admission is free and all are welcome. Registration in advance is essential.