General Information for Older People
Life expectancy has been growing steadily for over half a century. In 1951, a man aged 65 could expect on average to live to the age of 77. Today, he can expect to live to 86, and by 2050 to 91. Today there are 15,000 people aged 100 or over.
Wellbeing related pages:
Choose an area for local support information
Older People in South Tyneside
Age Concern Tyneside South
Age Concern Tyneside South provide a wide range of services to support older people to enjoy later life. Services include Information and Advice, free access to our in-house gym, health and wellbeing activities, home support, digital inclusion through IT sessions, home from hospital service, falls prevention, handyperson, heritage project and…
Older People in Sunderland
Sunderland City Council
Sunderland City Council provides and arranges a number of services to promote the independence of older people. Click here!
Visit their ‘Live at Home’ pages for information on the support available to help you maintain your independence and safety in your home.
Care Home Life – what it’s really like? There are 47 Care Homes in Sunderland – so what is it like to live in them? The Healthwatch Sunderland team have been visiting residential and care homes in Sunderland and their work is focusing specifically on issues of quality.
They have started to publish the reports of what they have found so far here. So whether you are looking for a care home for yourself, a friend or a relative this information may assist you to make, what can be, a difficult choice.
Visit our Dementia Awareness page!