A report by Public Health England indicates that older people in England are living longer nowadays. Longevity statistics show that among persons aged 65, men can expect to live for a further 19 years and women a further 21 years.
There are some concerns remaining, however, concerning various health inequalities and the fact that many elderly people live with poor health.
Life expectancy high among elderly. London: BBC Health News, February 12th 2016.
This relates to:
Hemmings, P. (2016). Recent trends in life expectancy at older ages: update to 2014. February 2016. London: Public Health England, February 9th 2016.
Possibly also of interest, the previous year’s report:
Hemmings, P. (2015). Recent trends in life expectancy at older ages: February 2015. London: Public Health England, February 12th 2015.