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Ageing is inevitable but suffering ill health in later life is not. It’s never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle and take steps to prevent ill health. It’s just as important for people in older age to have a balanced diet, remain physically active, not smoke and maintain a positive attitude. By doing this older people are more likely to avoid health problems and may be able to manage existing problems more effectively.
Shropshire has a larger proportion of older people than the national average and this section of the population is expected to increase significantly, therefore ageing well is vitally important for the future population of Shropshire.
End of life care