Type of Content: News
Subtype: Newspaper or Magazine Article
Resource Title: 70 Is the New 65, Government Statisticians Say, Thanks to Delay in Onset of Ill Health
Publication Title: The Telegraph
Publish Date: November 19, 2019
Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better, said: “This new analysis shows that we need to do away with our outdated ideas about ‘old age.’ A 65-year-old today can expect to have almost 20 more years of life – so labelling 65 as the age at which we become ‘old’ seems increasingly arbitrary.
“How we adjust to our longer lives is a defining issue, requiring realistic long-term solutions. For too long politicians have shied away from the bold decisions needed, equating a growing older population with an expensive burden on the state.
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