Age Does Not Matter Festival

The words retirement and ‘over-65’ can summon many images – some positive and some negative. What images come up for you? For me the image of people taking holidays, becoming a grandparent and enjoying life springs to mind, but also I get an image of someone sat at home all day, lonely, frail and no longer feeling of much use to society. Simultaneously, I am aware that my brain has fallen onto a worn out stereotype. But I am not alone in my unconscious bias it seems. In fact, a survey of more than 1,600 finance sector workers found that ageism is a more widespread problem in the city of London than sex discrimination. Perhaps this is why we need to reframe how we think of age. Ageing is o

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