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New report: 70 is the new 50

2020-06-03

The Swedish Delegation for Senior Labour has published a new report: “70 is the new 50”, written by Professor Ingmar Skoog at the University of Gothenburg, who’s a member of the NEAR Steering Board.

The report builds on results from the H70 database  studies in Gothenburg and shows that today’s 70–75 year olds are much more healthy and active than some decades ago. Many are able to stay in the workforce well beyond the present retirement age (65–67 years in Sweden).

Read the press release and report (in Swedish)

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Three researchers in Geriatrics: use the expertise present in Stockholm

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Report from the webinar on Medical care of elderly during the Covid-19 pandemic

2020-10-15

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Stockholm guidelines for elderly care during the pandemic are critizised

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