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In this section you will find information on policy and strategies relating to Age Equality.

Active Ageing Strategy

Today there are almost 850 million people aged over 60 worldwide. Evidence shows that the population of this age group is projected to increase to over two billion by 2050. Our population locally is following this global trend. The number of adults aged 65 and over is projected to increase by 12.2%, from 272,800 to 306,000, between 2012 and 2017, and by 63.5% (to 445,900) between 2012 and 2032.
It is very important that we make the right decisions now that will enable us to enjoy healthy active lives in the future. Therefore we need to begin the process now of planning our future as ageing citizens.

Your views on improving the lives of Ageing Citizens

The Active Ageing Strategy Consultation closed on Friday 23 May 2014. Consultation events took place during April and May 2014 in Ballymena, Irvinestown, Cookstown, Belfast, Craigavon, Newry and Londonderry.
Responses are currently being analysed in detail.
You can still access the documents for information at the links below:
If you require hard copies or alternative formats of the draft strategy or consultation document please use the contact details below:
Active Ageing Policy Team
OFMDFM
FREEPOST- NAT17679
Room E3.18 Castle Buildings
Stormont
Belfast BT4 3SR
Tel: 028 9052 3433
Fax: 028 9052 3272
Textphone: 028 9052 2526

Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland

Our oversight duties include approval of corporate plans, annual business planning and budgets, monitoring the Commissioner’s expenditure and performance against business targets. We also advise the Commissioner on Government policies and procedures relating to Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) and other matters which may affect it.
For more information you can visit the Commissioner's website.

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