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Longevity War Game

29 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 19 January 2014

In Newcastle, if you live in a well-off area you are likely to have 11 more healthy years of living than if you reside in a more deprived part of the city, just a few miles away. These figures are replicated in areas all over Britain. Peter Day attends a Newcastle University game, put together to try and find a way to bridge this gap by 50% in ten years with no extra money. Can they come up with new solutions or will the exercise just highlight how big a problem the country faces as the population ages?

  • Contributors to this programme

    Kenneth Charman

    Visiting Research Associate, Institute of Ageing and Health
    Newcastle University School of Medicine



    Peter Gore

    Professor of Practice and ADL Smartcare Founder

    Newcastle University



    Professor Tom Kirkwood

    Associate Dean for Ageing, Newcastle Initiative on Changing Age

    Newcastle Univeristy



    Professor Michael Whitaker,

    Newcastle University



    David Newton

    Managing Director, Nova International        



    Jan Cromarty

    Newcastle City Council




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