Provocation: The Ageing Timebomb

Posted by chichi | Ageing | Monday 26 October 2009 4.54 pm


Professor Remco Polman, Director of the Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Central Lancashire provides this provocation on Ageing/Lifelong Health and Wellbeing:

By the year 2060, nearly 30% of the UK population will be over the age of 65, according to this article by the Independent.

What are the implications of this and how are we going to be able to look after this group of people when resources are already stretched?

We need to have a radical re-think in terms of healthcare, the environment and the economy if we are going to be able to secure the future of humanity.

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