Older People

Many older people are living longer, enjoying good health and continuing to make a significant contribution to society as carers, learners, workers and volunteers. Older people can be a valuable resource for their families, communities and the economy. Longer life expectancy is a positive outcome to be welcomed and making healthy lifestyle choices can contribute to staying healthier for longer.   Although health problems generally increase with age, disease and disability are not inevitable consequences of growing older.  However, for some, old age can bring with it a risk of social isolation, poverty or ill health where help and support are needed to maintain as active and independent lives as possible.  The Statutory and other sectors are helping to address these issues through strategies and the development of services for older people.
Age NI publications
Community Navigator
Mid Ulster Senior’s Network
 Alcohol Abuse in the Elderly.

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