The implication of targets in SDG 1, SDG 4 and SDG 11 will be reviewed and discussed in the context of healthy ageing and the demand on healthcare systems. The interconnectedness of the mentioned SDGs is discussed, and reference has been made in view of ageing in place. The selected targets and relevant SDGs are (i) Sustainable Development Goal 1 concerning older persons - no poverty; (ii) Sustainable Development Goal 4 concerning older persons - quality education; and (iii) Sustainable Development Goal 11 concerning older persons - making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.