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Later Years

The most recent census in 2021, told us that people are now living longer than ever before. The number of older people in our society is growing, with approximately 319,949 people aged 65 years and older currently living in Northern Ireland. In the Western Trust area there are approximately 49,709 people aged 65 years and older (NISRA, July 2021). The Health Improvement Equality and Involvement Department offers support, guidance and resources to help older people stay healthy and independent for as long as possible.