One of my principal considerations is to view the life path totally differently than we view it today. Adults today need to consider several career-changes, which likely will need to continue in some form beyond the traditional age of retirement post-65. With life expectancy now offering at least 10 years beyond what it offered in
This isn’t a manifesto, nor a betrayal of any allegiance to political or belief bias, it’s just a rant… When I was in my early twenties, I crawled on my hands and knees to the bank to apply for a loan to purchase a second hand car. I needed it, because I was starting a
I am enjoying delving into a lot of background stuff at the moment. Apart from updating myself on latest research, data and articles on the topics of ageing, older adult well-being and lifelong learning in general, I am also dipping into some philosophy. These days, being of an enquiring mind is aided by modern technology.
After 45 years of relatively good health, I have just had what I perhaps could call a ‘health scare’. It is interesting for me in a way to consider things in the light of getting older, as many of the people I want my research to have an impact for will have been through far
I am currently, on the guidance of my research supervisors, trying to develop a specific plan for the ethnographic element of my research. By this, I am referring to the kind of qualitative enquiry I am seeking to carry out. Aside from any data that will be gleaned from statistics provided by regional, national and
The BBC news website carried a release today, presumably from the University of the Third Age (U3A) which is positive news on a number of counts. It describes the U3A as “A self-help education network for the elderly” and talks about how it is planning to extend its courses into care homes. This creeping into
I have just ended my subscription to my local council Gym after 13 months. The only reason really is that I am moving soon, however, I was surprised by the changes in subscription rate that have occurred since I signed up. It has made me think of how others might sustain healthy activity at their