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10 facts on ageing and the life course

An older woman in a rickshaw accompanied by 2 men.
Grantmakers in Aging/K. Mittal

Healthy Ageing involves all levels and sectors of government

Examples of intersectoral action include establishing policies and programmes that expand housing options; making buildings and transport accessible; promoting age-diversity in working environments; and protecting older people from poverty through social protection schemes.

Making progress on Healthy Ageing will also require a far better understanding of age-related issues and trends.

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