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Downham Market is the nation's 'oldest town' with an average age of 69




Downham Market is a town dubbed as 'the nation's care home' in an article by the Times newspaper, with an average age of 69 and the highest population of elderly in England.

Little Sunshines Pre-School have created pictures for residents and donated biscuits for High Haven residential ome in Downham. Picture: SUBMITTED. (32374373)
Little Sunshines Pre-School have created pictures for residents and donated biscuits for High Haven residential ome in Downham. Picture: SUBMITTED. (32374373)

The Saxon town has long been known as a retirement favourite and during the pandemic concerns have been raised about it's residents, many of whom are at risk.

Downham is home to large residential estates, assisted living accommodation and nursing homes and one of the main sources of work for the town is in healthcare.

Downham Market 2. (2856220)
Downham Market 2. (2856220)

Recently, it was announced by MP Liz Truss that the town would have it's own vaccination hub, after residents were sent to neighbouring towns Swaffham and King's Lynn to receive their Covid19 vaccines.



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