The population of the UK is ageing. Sixteen per cent of the UK population is 65 or older, issues such as pension provision, health care and wellbeing. Ensuring that elderly people have access to medical and social support; the use of new technologies to make it easier for them to live independent lives; and helping the elderly to stay active within society. These are issues discussed during the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Social Science (12-21 March). To read more, visit www.eurekalert.org.
Article Source: ESRC Press Office