"Over the last couple of years of austerity I think the demonisation of the old has increased - and I can see why although I don't agree with it. How can we add to a more unified society, where we can appreciate the contributions of all ages?…"
"i am very interested in this. at least since the Bullock report some educators have recognised the importance of adult time for children to be successful in achieving their potential. Eric Hawkins in 1984 even talks about how this precious adult…"
"I would be pleased to join this group do not have a geat deal of time but glad to be supportive when I can.From and ageing educationist- but only on my passport and lifeong learner. Maybe we can set up a collaborative programme in UK to look at what…"
"Thanks all for comments and suggestions. I am going to follow these up and then arrange a discussion with some interested people and see where we might be able to take it.
I think attitudes to ageing are changing - slowly. Those who watched the…"
"I am keen to be involved with this project. Ageing cannot be reversed (yet) and it is a process that we all experience. Picking up on Tessy's point on pessimism, why do not celebrate our ageing society? So much of media, organisational and…"
This is an extremely important topic - really pleased you raised this.
In the US they did an important and interesting research project in 2008 called More to Give - Tapping the Talents of the Baby Boomer, Silent and Greatest Generations…"
I've been struck by the rise of ageing as a big public and political issue in the last 5 years. David Willets' latest book The Pinch is one manifestation of the ageing debate. Another is the rising power of the older voter. Age UK has just released data showing that older voters now form a substantial block of voters in a large number of marginal electoral constituencies. There is a tendency to view ageing through a particular lens depending on your position. To some people the silver tsunami…See More
Journalist and trend forecaster James Wallman explains why more and more of us are suffering from “stuffocation” – where instead of feeling enriched by the things we own, we are stifled and overwhelmed by them.