Older adults

Older adults

People worldwide are living longer and this requires changes to the way societies are structured across all sectors including health and social care, work, housing and transportation (WHO, 2018). In Wales life expectancy at birth in 2017-2019 was 78.5 years for men and 82.3 years for women (National Statistics, 2021). There are now over 600,000 people aged 65 and over and by 2040  this is expected to increase to over 850,000 with over 53,000 people aged 90 and over (StatsWales, 2020).

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Strategy for older people 2013 to 2023

Welsh Government

Making Wales the best place in the world to grow older: Strategy 2019-22

Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014: Navigating Social Services Toolkit

Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Policy Position: Healthy Ageing

The Association of Directors of Public Health

Living well for longer: The economic argument for investing in the health and wellbeing of older people in Wales

Bangor University

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