Monthly Archives: October 2012

“I’m not ageing,I’m ripening” The Crystal Quilt by Suzanne Lacy at the Tanks in the Tate Modern

The Whisper Minnesota project was a three year project created by Suzanne Lacy aimed at giving voice and visibility to older women.The culmination was an hour long performance on Mothers day in 1987 where 430 women over 60 gathered together seated… Continue reading

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Home share

Homeshare is an organisation that was started in 1999 Homesharing is a simple way of people helping each other. One person has a home that they are willing to share but are at a stage in their life where they need some help and support. The other … Continue reading

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“The age of the Granny Pod is upon us”

In an article by Susan Seliger for the New York Times May 1, 2012, she sets out a new concept of housing for parents 80+. Seliger explains that MEDCottages are a kind of ‘Granny Pod’, a prefabricated 12 foot x 24 foot bedroom/bathroom/kitchenette … Continue reading

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At what age do you switch to sensible shoes?

St Tropez is one of those small fishing towns in the south of France that swells in the summer months with normal tourists and yacht bond jetsetters. You cannot help but pick up the vibes of ‘decadent casual’. Everyone is dressed down with upmarke… Continue reading

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Julie Felix jamming

What fun to go to a friend’s 60th and have Julie Felix stroll up to the mic, guitar in hand, to belt out, Forever Young, Going to the Zoo, and a hot Piaf number. At 74, Julie is still enjoying the circuit (carefully chosen venues to lessen the tra… Continue reading

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My Home Life

I thought you might find this project of interest> This project aims to look at how to improve the quality of life in care homes by developing the support and training of staff. It was started by Help the Aged ( now Age UK) and City University. It… Continue reading

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From Age-ing to Sage-ing by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

In this book Zalman Schachter-Shalomi looks at what the sage in our world could look like and how he/she can reach the fullness of his/her elder hood . He proposes that a sage offers experience, balanced judgement , and wisdom for the welfare of s… Continue reading

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