Stories

Everything we do is driven by research and people’s experiences. These people have shared their personal stories and you can read about them and case studies of projects that help older people live their lives without limits.

The views and opinions expressed in these stories are those of the authors were directly quoted. They do not necessarily reflect the policy or positions of the Centre for Ageing Better.

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Ann's story

Ann, 59, is a carer to her father and is passionate about unpaid carers receiving the recognition and support that they deserve.

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Richard's story

Richard shares his positive experience of starting something quite dramatically new - and finding success at it - in his later life.

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Mindy's story

Mindy, 72, was born in Hull but has lived in Manchester since 1995. She is a very active volunteer in her community, particularly supporting the LGBT…

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Colleen's story

Colleen, takes a very positive view on ageing and tells us how she has loved becoming a model and supporting artist in her late 50s.

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Pete's story

Pete feels that business is not set up to support an ageing population, and that is a problem not just for older people but society.

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Danielle's story

Danielle tells us how the ageism she experienced in her early 50s was a ‘punch in the stomach’ – but how it ultimately led her to a fulfilling new…

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Tony's story

Tony has lived his life ‘footloose and fancy-free’, but health issues have slowed him down and he feels frustrated by medical ageism.

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Rosemary's story

Rosemary is a passionate advocate for older people exercising, and regularly sharing her advice in the media and on her Strong After Sixty YouTube…

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Dolores' story

Dolores tells us about her experiences and adventures of working abroad and why the activities on offer for older people frustrate her.

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