HEALTHY AGING REPORT UK – with the kind contribution of AAL AUSTRIA!
The global population is continuing to age, with the pace of ageing increasing rapidly. In 2019, the United Nations’ World Population Prospects report projected that by 2030, the number of people aged 60 and over will rise by 38 per cent. Our longer life spans, while positive in many ways, bring challenges.
When it comes to healthy ageing, the UK is one of the leading countries. With a population that has grown steadily older from the middle of the 20th century, the UK is well versed in the challenges of an ageing population. The UK has been investing in healthy ageing and as a result, its silver economy is thriving and its ageing population is living longer, financially secure lives. With a government goal to add five more years of healthy life by 2035, while reducing health inequalities, there’s a major focus on making older age a time of empowerment and independence.
In order to highlight some of the challenges, and to find ways to improve the experience of older age, the UK´s Department for International Trade has now published a Healthy Ageing Report.
AAL AUSTRIA has contributed to this paper in section three “Regional deep dive with UK case studies”, which takes a look at the challenges faced by various countries around the world, and the way they are responding to these challenges.
AAL AUSTRIA is a national innovation platform that aims to foster the communication and collaboration among stakeholders for a successful implementation of digital innovation for active ageing.
Source: AAL Austria, (2021) BLICK ÜBER DIE GRENZEN: HEALTHY AGEING REPORT UK – AUCH AAL AUSTRIA HAT MITGEWIRKT!, https://www.aal.at/blick-ueber-die-grenzen-healthy-ageing-report-uk-auch-aal-austria-hat-mitgewirkt/, Accessed on 23.11.2021