For several generations, the passage of life has followed a familiar rhythm.

At least for a large proportion of the population: go to school, start and advance your career (often staying in the same organisation for decades), and then settle into retirement in your mid-60s.

But that three-stage view of life is increasingly out of date in a society where a considerable segment of the population is now predicted to live to the age of 100 – and perhaps even longer.

Read on to discover how healthcare could change in the future.

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Education now for health in the future

Learning is the key to longevity and keeping our minds – and bodies – fit, active, and ready for the future.

The three-stage view of life is increasingly out of date in a society where a considerable segment of the population is now predicted to live to the age of 100 – and perhaps even further.

Longer lifespans mean that our paths are becoming increasingly less linear: rather than simply ‘finishing’ school and working solidly through to our sixties, numerous jobs, multiple stints in education and even mid-life career breaks will become increasingly common.

Find out more and listen to our podcast with Capita's Dr Charles Young and Andrew Scott. 

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Learning to Care

Caregiving, in social environments rather than mainstream healthcare facilities, has been largely invisible - kept out of sight in age-segregated facilities - and economically unaccounted for when delivered by family caregivers.

This will change as the global population ages and caregiving becomes not only a growth employer but a new core competency that all will need to master.

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