We encourage all people in Hastings, regardless of ability to age well. As a nation we have an ageing population. Whilst this is a positive outcome from improved health care and standards of living, our ageing populations are also costing our services millions of pounds due to inactivity. Of the 91,497 people living in Hastings, 19.5% are over 65 years which is more than the National average at 18%. 13.1% of over 65’s take part in regular activity which is lower than the County & National average. We provide a wide range of programmes to encourage active ageing in Hastings including Active Plus and Over 50s Gym.