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Strategy for treating Bexley’s 40,000 over 65s to be drawn up

PUBLISHED: 13:03 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:03 11 October 2017

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Residents can have their say at an event on Saturday

A strategy mapping out how the council works with other organisations to care for pensioners is to be drawn up.

Over 65s and firms working in partnership with Bexley council will be consulted by the borough’s public health team, as it looks to draw up an ‘ageing well strategy’.

On Tuesday, cabinet member gave the strategy green light, ahead of an event on Saturday for residents to discover the support opportunities and activities available for older people.

Brad Smith. cabinet member for adults’ services, said: “There are more than 40,000 people aged 65 and over in Bexley, representing nearly 17 per cent of the total population.

“This is estimated to increase by 19 per cent by 2030, so there is a clear need for a borough wide strategy that demonstrates what we’re doing with others to support residents to live and age well.”

Residents and partner organisations will have their first opportunity to provide their suggestions at Civic Offices’ ageing well event between 11am and 4pm on Saturday.

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