Don't laugh.... It is all true! Perks of reaching 50 Or being over 60And heading towards 70 or beyond!
1. Kidnappers are not very Interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation, You are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run -- Anywhere.
4. People call at 9 PM (or 9 A M) and ask, 'Did I wake you?
5. People no longer view you as a Hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left To learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now Won't wear…Continue
Added by Stephen Gerard Scullion on February 29, 2012 at 10:52 — No Comments
I live on a 50+ assisted living council estate - 2 tower blocks side by side with a lot of green space that's unused. Then I heard about this:
- and what's being done there. So I got thinking, ran the idea past a few people (with their heads screwed on better than mine!) and came up with our Garden Development Project.
Basically, it's about…Continue
I just wanted to write a little bit about the condition I suffer from, which is 'cyclothymia' - or bipolar (manic depression) with rapid cycling - frequent, abrupt and extreme changes in what is still called 'mood', but is in fact brain function. I have a high IQ and a Master from Oxford Uni to prove it (though I'm sure I'm bound to get someone post back that it means nothing!) but when I'm 'down' I become such a mess I can burn a boiled egg, trip over my own feet, wet myself…Continue
Added by Jan Tchamani on February 25, 2012 at 14:33 — No Comments
On Tuesday March 6th something important is happening and YOU can be a part of it.
The Care and Support Alliance is a consortium of over 50 organisations that represent and support older and disabled people and campaigns to keep adult care funding and reform on the political…Continue
I am very happy to join Grey Pride, having signed the petition for a dedicated Minister, and followed the campaign on Twitter.
Since late 2010 I have been working with a group of World War Two evacuees in Greater Manchester - they fled to England from Guernsey in June 1940 just before the German occupation of their island. They lived in Northern England for the five years of the war, and for various reasons, remained here…Continue
Added by Gillian Mawson on February 14, 2012 at 14:57 — No Comments
In light of the recent article by the Grey Pride org. on us oldies having to sell our homes to provide for our futures .....my response.....
"Hm..... food for thought and just a short while ago they were advocating we swopped our larger houses for small ones to give the younger folk a better home....so......instead of sharing your bathwater.......perhaps find another Grey Prider with a house/flat etc., similar to yours, share one house and rent out the other house/flat etc., less…Continue
I was particularly pleased to see that Grey Pride's choice of colour for this website is PURPLE. The reason is that Purple has become the international colour for epilepsy awareness.
It all started because a Canadian schoolgirl called Cassidy Megan had a bright idea:
March 26th approaches, and there will be events held worldwide to raise awareness of epilepsy. Epilepsy Sucks UK have finalised several…Continue
Just to let you all know that the Older People's Information Day which was held today and was organised by Doncaster 50plus was a huge success despite the weather the public really did support this event and came in there droves. It was opened by the Civic Mayor Eva Hughes and I would like to say a big thank you to her and I would like to say a big thank you to all the organisations that took part today.
We have had excellent feedback and they would like Doncaster 50plus to…Continue
Over 11 million Britons risk poverty in old age as they are unaware they may have to pay for their own social care.
Figures from older people’s care and housing charity, Anchor, reveal almost one in four (24%) Britons…
Whether weight is a "problem" in your life or it's some other single factor, this can apply to everyone. Never forget it! You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance. ... Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how…Continue
Added by Stephen Gerard Scullion on February 3, 2012 at 14:10 — No Comments
In the search of eternal youth, I am going to take on the challenge of a massive bike ride. This will be two-pronged because it, I hope, will not only keep my healthy, but also be of help in raising money for those poor unfortunate people currently out on the streets of our fair cities. All money raised will go to a charity called Two Saints which helps homeless people get back onto their feet, gets them into training programs and finds them housing. Even more important in this day because…Continue
Added by Jacqueline Kathleen Holding on February 3, 2012 at 9:53 — No Comments