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As part of our review of volunteering and community activity among people over 50 experts from across the UK are hosting roundtables to help us gather views on how to boost participation.

Private landlords, local authorities and housing associations need to ensure their properties meet the needs of older people as figures released in January confirm a long-term increase in renting among people aged 65 and over.

In October 2017, Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF), Leeds City Council and Ageing Better joined together in a new five-year partnership to develop and share innovative approaches to tackle social, economic and health inequalities in later life across Leeds.

In 2017, we heard a lot about the challenges of an ageing population, with heated debates during the General Election campaign about housing, funding for social care and pension benefits.

Anna Dixon looks back at Ageing Better's impact and activities in 2017, as well as looking ahead to 2018.

With new year resolutions being made around the country, people over 50 are being urged to turn off the TV and take up activities to increase muscle strength and balance.

If we want a good quality of life and to remain living at home into old age, we must prepare for it.

Home adaptations can help us live independently in our own homes for longer, prevent falls and ultimately having to move into residential care.

Physical activity guidelines for a healthy life are not being met by the general population with older people among the least likely to score well.