Physical activity can help avoid unnecessary social care
News | Ageing Better | 18 October 2017
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.
New Trustee appointed at the Centre for Ageing Better
News | Ageing Better | 17 October 2017
We welcome a new trustee, Dr Cathy Garner to the Centre for Ageing Better. Cathy has developed and worked through partnerships to achieve social and economic improvement for over 25 years.
Feeling more confident in retirement
Blog | Michael, retired civil servant | 5 October 2017
My retirement was something that was always going to happen, but I would have liked more time to prepare rather than being thrown in at the deep end.
Gig economy: time to shift the spotlight to older self-employed workers
Blog | Dan Jones, Director of Innovation and Change, Centre for Ageing Better | 3 October 2017
Nearly one in four workers aged 50 and over are self-employed – twice the rate of younger people. Self-employment is also growing faster among older workers. Why are more and more workers moving into self-employment in later life? And is this a good thing?
Striking the right balance
Blog | Jess Kuehne, Programme lead for Physical Activity, Centre for Ageing Better | 22 September 2017
When people think about what they need to do to keep physically active in later life, most know they should be doing some kind of aerobic activity like cycling, walking or playing a sport. But it’s not all about cardio!
Don’t Mention Digital
Blog | James Richardson, Research Manager, Good Things Foundation | 8 September 2017
For the last four months I’ve been conducting fieldwork for our project with the Centre for Ageing Better, ‘I Am Digitally Connected’. We’ve been working together to find out why so many older people are confident and enthusiastic internet users, while others are more sceptical, and some just don’t want to know.