The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) have published what they are calling a “Policy Position: Healthy Ageing”
This position statement from ADPH highlights the need for a holistic approach to support the growing older adult population in the UK, emphasising prevention throughout life. It recommends reforms in social care funding, positive ageing discourse, and integrating prevention into healthcare plans. Addressing loneliness, housing, transportation, dementia prevention and community engagement are also key areas. Overall, the report calls for proactive measures to ensure the wellbeing and contributions of older people in society.