Author: Age Cymru
Published on 27 October 2011 02:30 PM
Responding to reports in the media today that the older population of Wales is set grow significantly over the next 20 years, Iwan Rhys Roberts of Age Cymru says:
“We’re all living longer, we’re all living healthier for longer and this is something to be celebrated.
“It’s common knowledge that we have an ageing population and that the population of Wales is ageing more quickly than the rest of the UK.
“1 in 4 adults in Wales are currently aged 65 or over and by 2031 – i.e. 20 years’ time, 1 in 3 adults in Wales will be aged 65 or over.
“The implications of this are of course that we need to have policies that meet the needs of our ageing population - from health and transport to communities that provide people of all ages with access to the services and amenities that they need to allow them to live life to the full.”