Staying independent is important to the over 65s, says Chatteris-based charity

Adults wish to remain living independently, a new study shows

Adults wish to remain living independently, a new study shows - Credit: Archant

Six out of ten people over the age of 65 in Cambridgeshire worry about losing independence, a new study has shown.

According to new research from Age UK Cambridgeshire, 62% of today’s over 65 year olds in East Anglia worry about losing their independence.

Sandra Broadbent of Chatteris-based Age UK Cambridgeshire, said: “The issue of how we maintain independent lives as we grow older is relevant to us all, whatever our circumstances. It is important that individuals, friends and family involved are aware of all the options available that can help make this happen and that they feel comfortable discussing these.”

For most the ability to stay at home for as long as possible is important with 59% saying they would wish to remain living in their own home should they lose their independence.

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