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Scotland 2030: Growing Older in Future Scotland

Wednesday 3 October 2018, at the Scottish Parliament

The Futures Forum continued its investigation into life in the future with a discussion on growing older in 2030 and beyond.

Chaired by Ross Greer MSP, this session considered the experience of growing older in Scotland, the challenges and opportunities for the future, and the question of how an older population may change Scottish society by 2030.

Professor David Bell and Dr Elaine Douglas from the University of Stirling presented on the Healthy Ageing in Scotland project, a longitudinal study of people aged 50+ in Scotland.

Their slides are available here: Healthy Ageing in Scotland – Presentation Slides.

They were then joined in a panel-led discussion by writer Robin Lloyd-Jones and Robert McCall MSYP from Communic18, exploring questions of inter-generational relations, the future for older workers, and cultural position of older people in Scotland.

This seminar forms part of the Life in Future Scotland series run in 2018 by the Futures Forum. A full report will be produced in due course.

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