They sound like horror stories. But reading them gives you a shiver of relief. Realise just how lucky this generation of older people are. Phew!
Her sad comment was “I am too old. I am wrinkled”
Isnt that wicked? A happy attractive smiling woman with twinkling eyes and a clearly loving partner is ashamed of her age? What have we as a society done?
Definitely time to change! #AgeProud is an absolutely necessary campaign.
After that cheekily asked asked everyone on the path how old they were!
All but one of the 8 pairs of walkers we met on a Monday walk in the Peak District were over 65!
The campaign. was started because we, recognised that our society has a problem.
A negative view of old age, whether held by others, or by ourselves, is harmful. It affects our health, mental and physical, our social wellbeing, and the extent to which we enjoy life. It affects our employment opportunities. And certainly underlies many of the problems facing the NHS and Social Services.