Drink Wise Age Well
Drink Wise, Age Well helps people make healthier choices about their drinking as they age.
For many people alcohol can have a positive impact on their lives including increased socialisation and relaxation. Many of us will enjoy alcohol as we get older and may never experience some of the negative effects.
As a society we’re living longer, and many of us will have active and independent lives well into old age. Research even suggests that after the age of 50, people begin to get progressively happier.
However, this isn’t the case for everyone, for some people alcohol can start to have negative impacts as they get older. In the past ten years we have seen a significant increase in harms caused by alcohol to older people.
We provide information on alcohol in relation to getting older to allow people to make informed choices about their alcohol use. Visit our stand during the event to find out more about alcohol unit guidelines, tips for cutting down and where and how to get help if you need it.