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posted by Caroline Howe, Dec 08, 2016
Australia is ageing. Between 2002 and 2042 the number of Australians over the age of 65 will increase from 2.2m to 6.2m. Dr Caroline Howe has tips to manage an ageing workforce.
Age is something we all share, no matter your background or circumstances. The longer we live, the more age we have. What’s important to remember though is that we have an age, we are not an age and shouldn’t be defined by it.
Take for instance cheese. Age in cheese is excellent. So if with age a lot of things get better, why do we fear age in people?
Age is just a description. In reality we simply don’t know when old age sets in because as the years go by we, as a population, are all getting older together and remaining healthier for longer, so the benchmark for “old” keeps moving with it.
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