Ageing Better

Yesterday I attended a meeting of the Committee of Regions in Brussels. Organised by Age Platform Europe, the auditorium was packed with enthusiastic local and regional government officials representing around 300 municipalities, towns and cities from across Europe.
The Prime Minister in her conference address this week would be prudent to return to the theme of fairness. It struck a chord with people in the early days of her premiership when she first addressed the country outside of Downing Street.
New research seems to confirm what many working mothers will already attest to - that they are stuck between a rock and a
This week John Cridland published his final report and recommendations to government on future increases in state pension
Many people think about these issues too late. For others life events happen and prevent them from saving or contributing to a pension. For many others there simply isn't the money to save when the bills are paid. The Centre for Ageing Better wants more people to feel prepared for later life. We will be exploring how we can contribute to this goal in coming months.
Not a great week to be British. I am in Germany when Nigel Farage proudly takes credit for achieving his lifelong ambition - to march the UK out of the European Union.
Should we give up on retirement? As life expectancy rises and the number of people living into their 80s and 90s increases, at the very least we'll have to rethink it.
All employers need to recognise the potential of older workers and create age friendly workplaces if they are to be successful in future.
Adaptations to people's homes can have numerous benefits - enabling people to manage activities of daily living, to remain mobile and active, reducing falls, and consequently reducing the costs of health and care.
Nearly every announcement from the Chancellor is quickly followed by an analysis of winners and losers. In the analysis that followed the comprehensive spending review 2015, the NHS was seen to be a winner (at least compared to other areas of public spending - many of which saw further swinging cuts to budgets). But who are the winners and losers between the generations?
In last week's budget, chancellor George Osborne declared that he would continue the 'devolution revolution', with new powers
Last week on leap day I joined Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA) for their conference on 'Later Life Matters'. I was on