The Social and Economic Cost of Ageism
I am not the only one with these views of course: Ageism has been recognised as a global problem by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Their report, released in March 2021 found that ageism leads to poorer health, social isolation, earlier deaths and can cost economies billions. It called for: ‘urgent action to implement effective anti-ageism strategies.’
The big question is, how many world leaders, UK Politicians and indeed, local Government organisations have taken action to tackle what is an ongoing social and economic problem? Some local politicians, especially those in South Wales have engaged with these issues, along with Swansea Council who have been working with us on one of our Balanced Lives Social Hubs in Swansea.