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Dr Anna Dixon

Dr Anna Dixon is Chief Executive of the Centre for Ageing Better. She has more than 15 years’ experience of working at the interface of research, policy and practice.

The Centre for Ageing Better is focused on bringing about lasting changes in society to make a difference to people’s experience of later life. This means more people in fulfilling work, in good health, living in safe, accessible homes and connected communities.

Making the most of our longer lives

We’re living longer than ever before. A lot longer.

A baby boy born in 1916 in England could have expected to live to about 58; a baby boy born in 2016 can expect to see his 90th birthday. The massive increases in life expectancy we’ve seen in recent years have major implications for all areas of public life – and provide a huge opportunity for businesses and social enterprises.