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IPH Response to Citizens’ Assembly meeting (10 June 2017) ‘How we respond to the Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Population’.

Creator:

Institute of Public Health in Ireland

Subject Keywords: Ageing, Old Age
Catalogue: Policy
Policy consultation responses
Type: Policy
Region: All-island
Description:

The IPH response was as follows: 

Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Population

Beard and Bloom writing in the Lancet in 2015 stated:

“Worldwide, populations are rapidly ageing. This demographic shift presents both opportunities and challenges….Many of the challenges associated with population ageing can be addressed by changes in behaviour and policy, especially those that promote good health in older age. However, so far, the debate on how best to achieve these changes has been narrow in scope. A comprehensive public health approach to population ageing that responds to the needs, capacities, and aspirations of older people and the changing contexts in which they function is needed” (Beard and Bloom 2015)

Ageing is unquestionably one of the great success stories in modern society for public health and for society as a whole. Advances in medical science, improved diet and living conditions and better healthcare have resulted in people living much longer lives and in the growth of the number of older people.

Date:

14/06/2017

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Institute of Public Health in Ireland. (2017) IPH Response to Citizens’ Assembly meeting (10 June 2017) ‘How we respond to the Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Population’. [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/1131536 [Accessed: 14th November 2018].

  

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