The quality of life for people over 50 in Ireland keeps improving until they are in their late 70, a study has found.
The latest TILDA ageing study, which will be launched at Trinity College Dublin today, and 600 of the 8,500 participants are expected to be in attendance.
Although the results showed that older Irish people generally had a very high quality of life, it did find that more than two-thirds have high blood pressure and 40% were not aware of it.
However, principal investigator Professor Rose Anne Kenny, said that participation in community and family life was important when it comes to quality of life.
"People as they get older who are more engaged with their communities and engaged with their families etc and take part in volunteering and contributing, which is very very common - one in two people over 50 make significant contributions in volunteering - that leads to a much better quality of life," she said.