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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 post Curiosity! Asking Personal Questions in Bradford Dale. appeared first on Grandma Williams.

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Why? Not really cleverly ironic is it? More like unthinking ageism? And certainly helpful in reinforcing the negative image of later years that contributes to the issue?
Some editorial rethinking needed?

The post Letter to the Editor: The Telegraph. appeared first on Grandma Williams.

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A negative view of old age, whether held by others, or by ourselves, is harmful. It affects health, mental and physical, social wellbeing, and the extent to which we enjoy life.

The post We have a problem. appeared first on Grandma Williams.

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Such a shame, no one there to video it….almost certainly would have gone viral!

The post Knees, Peas, Pride and a Wheelie Bin… appeared first on Grandma Williams.

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It isn't that the adverts are wrong, not at all. But most people do not have the context in which to set them. And in themselves the appeals, however worthy, have an ability to generate negative and unnecessarily worrying perceptions of old age.

The post Worried About a Lonely Old Age? appeared first on Grandma Williams.

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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.

The post Our Campaign: Negative to Positive. Pride in Ageing! appeared first on Grandma Williams.

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The Old Age Brand is saddled with a historically bad press. It has acquired an image of faults, dysfunction and unreliability. Seen as to be avoided.
Old Age needs a Re Brand. And Our Campaign can do it.

The post ReBranding Due? Old Age the NEW Model. appeared first on Grandma Williams.

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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!

The post Intergenerational Graffiti? Yes! appeared first on Grandma Williams.

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One of the many delightful surprises in this Strange Land of Old Age, has been this calm acceptance, this adjustment to later life. The change in the focus of pleasures that one cannot imagine at all when you are younger.

The post At 80+ Narrowing Horizons? Or Change of Focus? appeared first on Grandma Williams.

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I have had Thirteen Extra Springs to wonder at. Absolute free and delightful gift.
How lucky we are, this new generation of Older People. We have been given bonus Springs!

The post Delighting in My Last Spring? appeared first on Grandma Williams.

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