The Netherlands is one of the best countries to grow old in: survey

The Netherlands is one of the best places in the world to grow old with the over-60s having an average of 17.8 years of healthy life ahead of them, according to a global survey by Help Age International.

Universal pensions, access to healthcare, good social networks and a national policy on ageing help the Netherlands to be among the leaders.

The list of 96 countries is led by Norway and ends with Afghanistan. Japan is the only non-western country in the top 10.

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