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For many people, being shown the community impact of their activity is extremely important. 

Longer lives are something to be celebrated, but increased longevity has implications for some of the big-ticket political issues of today – health, housing and work

As numbers of mature employees increase in coming years, businesses will need to up their game when it comes to engaging older workers.

The review of community contributions in later life finds that some people can be shut out of ‘formal’ volunteer roles.

Minister for Care Caroline Dinenage calls for businesses to seize the opportunities of a growing older market and help consumers to age well.

In light of our latest review on age-friendly inclusive volunteering, Michael Adamson, CEO at British Red Cross, ponders on how to build greater links with informal community networks.

Most older people are concerned about the wellbeing of future generations, just as younger people worry about their parents, grandparents, friends and neighbours.

The NHS relies on local people not only to work in our services, support patients when they are ill and help them recover afterwards, but also on local volunteers who add value and support in a multitude of ways.

A review of community contributions in later life, done in partnership with the Office for Civil Society, calls on charities and the public sector to do more to support and sustain the efforts of older volunteers.