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The NHS is calling on 65,000 retired staff to return to support the fight against COVID-19: Who are they, why did they leave and what can they expect when they return?

While some employers are already making headway in creating age-friendly workplaces, increased education and uptake of inclusive practices is needed to keep more of us in work for longer.

Although longer life expectancy is regarded positively and reflects societal progress in healthcare, later life is still synonymous with ill-health, resulting in ‘inevitable’ cognitive and physical decline.

With the threat of COVID-19 taking hold, more people will be spending a considerable amount of time in self-isolation, but there are ways people of all ages and ability can keep active through a variety of exercises.

Limited access to public transport, health services and other crucial facilities can present additional challenges to people living in rural communities, compared to those in urban communities.

When we picture how we’d like to spend later life, our goals and ideals can differ based on our cultural background and family traditions.

Not spending time with people of different age groups has an impact on stereotyping, prejudice and ageism.

The Centre for Ageing Better, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and the Department of Work & Pensions have announced the ‘Greater Manchester Employment Support for Over-50s’ pilot programme to tackle worklessness in over-50s.

Older jobseekers in the Greater Manchester area will be at the centre of a new pilot being developed to help over-50s to rejoin the workforce.