“Changing Expectations of Life”
|A one day Conference hosted by|
the Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University
funded by the EU Commission FP6 Framework
|held on Monday 23 April 2007|
|Europe faces the immense challenge of unprecedented increase in life expectancy, which will continue into the 21st century. Although this state of affairs is the essentially positive outcome from multiple improvements in health care and socioeconomic circumstances, it nevertheless presents great strains for all member and associated states of the European Union in terms of increasing prevalence of age-related health problems and the growing financial implications for pensions, etc.
New scientific understanding of the ageing process is revealing much about the opportunities that exist to improve health, independence and quality of life for Europe’s older citizens.