Thursday, 25 April 2013
Britain is no country for old men living in the shadow of discrimination
Later Life in the United Kingdom
It revealed that discrimination against old men and women in Britain is alive and well with agreement from :
• 60% of them that 'age discrimination exists in their daily lives'.
• 52% of them that ' that those who plan services do not pay enough attention to their needs.'
• 68% of them that 'politicians see older people as a low priority.'
• 76% of them that 'the country fails to make good use of their skills and talents.'
• 39% of them 'think businesses have little interest in the consumer needs of older.'
In addition :
• 97% of annual travel insurance policies impose an upper age limit for new customers.
• in a study of patients at a stroke until between 2004 and 2006, only 4% of patients age 75 and above were given an MRI scan, compared to 26% of those under 75.