‘Active and Healthy Ageing’ is defined by the World Health Organisation as “the process of optimising opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age.”
People over the age of 60 should be given every opportunity to continue making valuable contributions to communities and the economy, with their expectation of a sound quality of life realised.
According to the ONS, the population of the United Kingdom on June 30, 2015 was 65,110,000, with almost 8% of that figure (11.6 million) over 65 years of age. An estimated 2.7m over 65s live in the North of England.
The Northern Health Science Alliance supports its members across the North of England in developing programmes, partnerships and attending conferences to come up with solutions and innovations to support an ageing population.
We have been coordinating recognised collaboration and knowledge exchange in active and healthy ageing at regional, national and international level since January 2016.
For more information on any aspect of our ‘Ageing Health’ activity, contact Nicola Wilson
Office: 00 44 (0)1524 846459
Mobile: 00 44 (0)7907521656
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