Did you know that the number of over 85s is projected to more than double?
From 2012 to 2035, the figure will increase from 1.49 to 3.48 million, while the number of over-75s is projected to increase from 5.08 to 8.92. The overall population growth is projected to be 14% compared to a staggering 75% increase in the number of over-75s!
This great improvement in longevity across the population will have a knock-on subsequent effect on state funding. The pressure will be enormous.
I have some great news to announce this week: I’ve conquered another chapter of the Boomer Book and the Boom! documentary is complete! The feature length, finalised version, complete with some amazing shots of Christchurch, is ready for our upcoming screening at the Regent Centre on Friday 28th November.