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’.