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‘The age of no retirement’: implications for the health of the nation

October 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:130–1 doi:10.5837/bjc.2015.032 Online First

‘The age of no retirement’: implications for the health of the nation

Jonathan Collie

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Dr Jonathan Collie (Co-Founder, The Age of No Retirement) The fact that people are living healthier for longer is good news, right? Well, you’d think it would be. But, the concept of retirement has not evolved to match the needs and demands of the modern retiree. And, more importantly, pension values in real terms are a small fraction of what they once were. More and more of us are still working at an age when previous generations were out to grass and on the golf course. When retirement was invented, people didn’t survive much beyond retirement age, so it was understandable that most wanted to spend what little healthy time they had left

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September 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:98

The age of no retirement?

BJCardio Staff

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Organised by Trading Times and Commonland, the campaign will start with a varied programme from 1st–6th October 2014 at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London. “No UK government so far has had a vision and coherent strategy to holistically address the ageing of our population,” says Professor Sarah Harper (Department of Gerontology, University of Oxford, and director of the Institute of Population Ageing). For further information about the campaign, please contact george@commonland.org or jomaude26@gmail.com

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