With improved diets, health care and access to cosmetic miracles, it’s only going to get harder to tell how old people are just from the way they look. Janine Aldridge tries to work out why it’s becoming more and more difficult to tell the generations apart.
When I first came into the charity sector, I had so many questions. How do you create change in society? How do you actually help older people? How am I actually going to manage to get out of bed every morning to tackle my first 9 – 5 job?!
Thankfully the latter was easily solved simply by setting two alarms to get me out of bed in the morning and, more importantly, ensuring I had enough “desk snacks” to get me through the day.
The other two questions however, were a bit more difficult to answer…
London’s borough Councils go to the polls on 22 May and we’ve just published our Manifesto ‘Making the Most of Older People’. It’s in partnership with Greater London Forum for Older People.
Ageing brings change but doesn’t mean we do not want to do new things, nor that we might not develop new goals and dreams. AARP, where I am currently volunteering, has put together an initiative called ‘life reimagined’. The project aims to help turn people’s goals and dreams into real possibilities through online and offline programmes, experiences, resources and services that help people adapt to their new life phase and live their best lives. It got me thinking about the nature of ageing and change. Having recently married and moved to the USA I am in the land of new. New […]
I have just moved to Washington DC, and have been volunteering with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – in their international department. AARP is probably best described as the USA’s equivalent of Age UK. It is the world’s largest membership organization, with nearly 40m members. In my short time here, I’ve already seen that many of the same challenges exist here as in the UK, as well as seen some interesting new solutions.