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Ageing for Beginners

Podcast #10 - Closing the Age Divide

Written by Kylie Williams
on May 23, 2020

Dr Doug and Dave query why there’s a lack of understanding between older people and younger people.


The common ground seems far and few between because they’re dealing with vastly different realities – as Dr Doug says, “the numbers don’t work out”.

Younger people are looking down the barrel of extremely high costs for supporting older generations through retirement and healthcare, which is compounded by a lack of inflation and subsequent lack of capital growth, an unreliable job market, a lack of pensions, relatively lower incomes, and the list goes on.

On the other hand, older people are struggling with the lack of a nationwide approach and adequate funding for managing ageing.

All while living in a world driven by technology, which no longer makes sense to them.

But it’s not all doom and gloom – Dr Doug and Dave discuss how we can all move forward together.

Listen now


About Ryman Healthcare:

Ryman was founded in 1984 and has become one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. The company owns and operates 45 retirement villages in New Zealand and Australia which are home to more than 13,200 residents and the company employs 6,700 team members.

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