A grand challenge, ageing

Published Dec 8th 2013

A New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) event in October called for participation in the longevity revolution we have recently begun.

From the Charter Against Ageism and Sexism in the Media (CHASM) to demands for more flexible ways of working that better accommodate older people in the workplace, the event was an inspiring, interesting mix of approaches to the inevitable – ageing.

As presenter Diana Moran said “Ageing is not a disease.  It happens to all of us!”

Plus, with more people living to 100, the frontier of older age has become 105, bringing with it a range of new considerations.  Professor Philip Tew said “The differences and phases of the third and fourth ages need to be recognised and addressed by giving people in each of those ages the opportunity to express their opinions and influence decisions relating to their lives and care.”

There are so many ways to get involved in making the world a better place for all of us as we approach the inevitable.  Start small.  It will be worth it.

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