Category Archives: Ageing gracefully

Older power is about growing older with power and grace

Positive ageing – do we need older role models?

There are a few baby-boomer bloggers like myself who write about positive ageing. Sometimes we write about people who are ageing particularly well. But do we need these older role models? Or do they just make the rest of us … Continue reading

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Ageing well is not a new concept

My mother was an early exponent of ageing well. She lived to a healthy 92, and always weighed between 130 and 138 pounds – not that she weighed herself very often.  According to the current National Health Service BMI charts she … Continue reading

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Ageing well and looking good

Ageing well is about feeling good about yourself. If you make an effort to look good then you usually find that you feel good. Here are five fashion fashion faux pas I would seek to avoid – although these days … Continue reading

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Ageing well, how improving my fitness is improving my chances

About a year ago I was not ageing well. I was technically obese, had just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and felt sluggish most of the time. My only exercise was to take the dog for a walk around … Continue reading

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Baby-boomers its time we celebrated later life

When I was 15 I thought The Who were speaking for me when their lead guitarist Pete Townsend penned the words  “Hope I die before I get old”.  As part of the post-war baby-boomer generation, I thought I would be … Continue reading

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Eat healthily on a budget – freezer tips

We all know that eating healthily increases life expectancy.  But it can be hard if you live on a tight budget or you can’t get out to the shops as often as you used to. With a bit of planning you … Continue reading

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Combat loneliness for older people

There are older people out there who simply have no one to talk to from one week to the next. They are experiencing extreme loneliness through no fault of their own. Perhaps they have lost their partner – or their … Continue reading

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Take charge of your debt

We all borrow money but if debt is keeping you awake at night then you need to take charge. One of the best benefits of being pension age is that you have a fixed regular income that, while subject to … Continue reading

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Facing up to death while enjoying your life

This blog is about ageing positively, living well and enjoying our later life. So when an icon like David Bowie dies at 69 it makes us all realise our own mortality. It seemed ironic to me because just before Christmas a … Continue reading

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Dementia awareness week

If an old person is being portrayed in a TV drama or film they are usually typecast as someone who is very forgetful or acts a bit odd. When we get older – if we forget something – we refer … Continue reading

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