”Lost the will to get up. Tend to stay in bed most mornings. Often til 11 Don’t care what I look like. Uninterested in clothes shopping. No wish to go on a cruise or go out to eat. Don’t go to exercise classes or gym. Taken to wine in the evenings. No relatives within 200…
What a year! No, not politics.
Just want to share with you my absolute amazement at what being in your 84 th year can be like.
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.
I had not realised though that its image has changed and today Graffiti is a recognised section of the Arts. New to me that there were competitions, exhibitions, different genres and world renowned valued artists whose work people would pay £5 to see! Turning up in here in Glasgow in their thousands over two days!