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It’s General Election time!

Laughing man imagesNow could be a good time to raise the issues of older people. We are not a minority group (see previous post).

23,200,000 of us are 50 yrs of age and over, so we could influence the outcome of the election. So let’s challenge the politicians on their policies. Follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information. @hgdover50sforum

We are not a minority group

Grandparents and children

 

We need to use our voice to try to make things better for older people, because we are members of a large population. Just look at the figures …..

 

 

There are more people in the UK aged 60 and over, than there are under 18*

23,200,000         people, one third of the UK population, are 50 years of age and over.

3,500,000           people in the UK over the age of 65+ live alone

2,000,000           people aged 75+ live alone; of these, 1.5 million are women.

3,000,000           people aged 80 or over are living in the UK

As Emma Thompson (actress) once stated, ‘The trick is to age honestly and gracefully and make it look great, so that everyone looks forward to it’.

*(Source:  AgeUK)

Watch out for mandate fraud

NY PoliceNorth Yorkshire Police have noticed an increase in the type of fraud whereby a resident or business will receive an email purporting to be  from a supplier, for example utility company, solicitor, builder etc informing the resident/business that the supplier’s account details have changed and all further payments need to be paid into the new account. For further details, please visit our ‘Alerts’ page.