I admit it. I’m a Judy Dench fan – particularly in her recent movies of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Victoria & Abdul. My appreciation for Dench extends beyond her skill as an actor. In this interview she suggests that ageing is “hideous”, and that the […]
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Generational labels that divide. Population divisions based on the year we are born. What if we removed the labels and simply met each other as people, with a variety of wants, needs and challenges that span age? What would happen to the smashed avocado debate then?
White is white. Until you try to choose white paint. If you’ve ever tried to choose white paint you’ll know just how tricky it is to choose the shade of white you’d like to paint a room or a house. Ageing is the same. Here’s why.
5 hours. That’s how much our life expectancy increases every day. Thus, our lifespans are longer today than at any other time in history. So what does this mean for us? Innovating ageing. Together.
“Age is just an abstraction not a straight-jacket.”
In a perfect world I’d like to remain at home until the end of my life. Wanting this is one thing. Creating the environment in which this is possible is another. Can I really stay at home to the end? Planning is crucial.
I was 28. He was 61. At the time I thought he’d had a good innings because he was, after all, ‘old’. That was nearly 25 years ago. Now I know I was wrong. What do I think now?
A recent report by PwC reveals that increasing employment rates of those over 55 years could add $78 billion to the Australian economy with 83% of this gain attributed to better employment of the 55-64 year olds. What are the implications of this?
Inspired by a program on housing for the older population that appeared on an SBS Insight program, I contacted two of the participants who had talked about the retirement community they had created with four other long term friends. It’s a remarkable story.
I love long distance train travel. I love the clickety clack of the wheels on the rails. I love the ever changing, spectacular scenery of the Australian countryside and coast. I enjoy the time to sit and relax. And, I enjoy the people that I meet. Recently I travelled from Sydney to Taree by train. On […]