Take a stand against ageism around the world

The International Day of Older Persons The 2016 theme for this day is Take a Stand against Ageism, so to mark the occasion I’ve invited some of my senior online friends to give me their perspective on Ageism. We will strive in this post to dispel the myth, often broadcast by...

Taking a Stand against Ageism in Zambia

My third guest poster today is from Zambia Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa with a population of some 15 million people, 3% of whom are aged over 65. Its principal industry is copper mining and it is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa. The country was named...

Alzheimer’s at a distance

On this International Day of Older People, let’s take a moment to think about all the carers and loved ones of people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. It is increasingly hard these days, when young people have to move and travel to maintain their careers, to...

Taking a stand against Ageism in Nigeria

Nigeria is a country in West Africa with a coastline on the Gulf of Guinea. It is the most populous country in Africa having 184 million people. Older people over 65 years old represent just 4.5% of the total, but the ageing population is expected to increase in number as...

Beachcombing on Sunday

Washed up while beach-combing on Sunday this week When we stroll along a beach for our Sunday Beach-combing, there is always the chance that we might find beautiful or fascinating things, like driftwood, or a message in a bottle, that have been washed up in the surf, or items...

Time passes quicker

I haven’t been posting here very much of late. You might be wondering what the hell I have been doing with all that time I’ve gained now that I don’t have to go to work. Well, I find that time passes much quicker than I would have expected. A...