Significant increases in the elderly population are predicted over the next 15 years. Healthy ageing is critical to experiencing the benefits of an ageing society, and key to the public health agenda of the future.
See also our pages on long term conditions, multiple morbidities, dementia and accidents.
Data and reports
A range of data relating to older people can be found in the 'ageing well' section of our Health and Social Care Maps.
We have conducted work using Acorn Wellbeing and the Kent Integrated Dataset (KID) to identify and analyse older people in Kent more likely to be experiencing social isolation and loneliness (PDF, 3.3 MB).
A number of organisations produce statistics relating to the health of older people, both at national and local level.