Promoting positive ageing as an integral part of the life course

Published Sep 30th 2013

The Beth Johnson Foundation recently published its latest report, A Life Course Approach to Promoting Positive Ageing.  The report is “a timely antidote to that depiction of an ageing population as presenting only a burden to society.”

“Based on the learning from our positive ageing work over the last ten or so years, this report explores a model of working with individuals and communities that embeds ageing as a natural part of the life course and supports quality of life into later age.”

In supporting positive ageing, the Foundation acknowledges that societal change is unlikely to happen overnight, so encourages “individuals and groups to challenge their own perceptions around ageing; not just other people’s ageing but also their own.”

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