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Rewriting the story

Paul Cann

in Unequal ageing

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9781847424129
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304098 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424129.003.0008
Rewriting the story

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This chapter calls for change and to pay attention to the damage caused by inequality of ageing. As has been graphically demonstrated, the evidence clearly points to the destructive effect on communities and societies of widely different outcomes and situations. The author provides a coherent strategy for the future from cash, through rights and options, better use of technology, earlier preventive work, a clearer focus on tackling isolation and improving well-being, along with the expansion of the LinkAge Plus pilots — which demonstrated how services can be integrated — into a nationwide programme. The chapter ends with a call to leadership to unite the people behind a mission to end the inequality of ageing.

Keywords: inequality; technology; LinkAge Plus pilots; ageing; leadership; isolation; rights

Chapter.  5583 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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