Isssues facing the elderly
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Over the next 25 years Australia's population will increase by 27%; the population aged 65 and over by 67%; the population aged 75 and over by 118% and the over 85's by 225%. Every day our elderly population increases by 104. When translated into goods and services and social facilities and supports, this warrants careful policy attention. Elderly people require a wide range of supports, mostly income support, but also health services, housing support, and social and community services.
Speech given at the Australian Organisation of Retired Teachers' Association 5th Biennial Conference, Adelaide 1st-7th May, 1986 by Adam Graycar, Commissioner for the Ageing. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/