Since Grey Pride launched, we've been interested to hear about your experiences of key Grey Pride issues.
We recently ran a poll, asking the question, "Have you experienced ageism in the workplace?". The results are in, and they are starkly clear:
Added by Grey Pride on June 28, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments
Good morning Grey Priders - all 102 of you!
Word is spreading fast about this community and people are signing up to see what is being talked about…Continue
Added by Grey Pride on June 24, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments
I am secretary of Doncaster 50plus and we have sent the petition about Grey Pride out to all 1,560 our members to sign.
It is interesting that the fifty-somethings now are being accused of what went wrong over the last five decades according to the comment made on my blog. My daughter's generation was the one that challenged the establishment, threw out old moral concepts and disregarded the older generation's values. It was largely spawned by the philosophy that humans were innately selfish and allowed to go their own way, society would eventually stabilise itself, which it did for a while. (See…Continue
Added by Angela Mumford on June 20, 2011 at 18:59 — No Comments
I am 82 this year and all through my life our generation has been forgotten. We were born in the Great Depression and our parents were wrapped up in a struggle for survival then. Next were the war years and the same thing happened. When I was in my teens I left school to look after my baby sister while mother went to work. I did not have a teenage, as such and was sent out to work when I was 15 to help towards the family upkeep. Any ambitions I had were disregarded. At the time…Continue
The contestants of BBC1's The Apprentice can always be relied on for an impressive lack of self-awareness if nothing else, and last night they hit new heights - or should that be, plumbed new depths - with the launch of Hip Replacement, a free magazine designed for the over 60's.
The magazine was created with a noble intention in mind, with the team being told in no uncertain terms that older people in Britain today would no longer tolerate being represented as a singular…Continue
We bring you news of a brilliant step forward in our Grey Pride campaign: Labour MP Ian Wright has tabled, and already achieved cross party support for, an Early Day Motion, calling for a Minister for Older People to be installed by government as soon as possible!…Continue
We've passed our first benchmark - this weekend we hit 1,000 online signatures for our Grey Pride petition!
Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition so far, your support really matters - together we will make a difference!
The online petition is really starting to grow but people will only sign…Continue
Added by Grey Pride on June 6, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments
We find ourselves in strange times.
Turn on the news and it will be full of issues directly affecting older people: funding, healthcare, pensions, cuts to the public services that we all use. Yet Mr Cameron and co. continue to act as if our interests don’t deserve to be represented in Westminster.
This is nothing new. A…Continue
Added by Grey Pride on June 2, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments