News: Is 70 the new 65?

It may be time to rethink how we measure and define old age in the UK because more people are surviving into their late 80s and beyond, say experts.

The Office for National Statistics team says although 65 has traditionally been seen as the start of old age, 70 could be seen as the “new 65”.

That’s because many people who reach this milestone birthday can still expect to live another 15 years.

Remaining life expectancy may be a better marker of old age, they say.

Article from BBC

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Patrick Downes

Third Sector Development Officer – IT Lead based in Pontypool

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