Added by Grey Pride on September 28, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
Acclaimed television and stage actor Richard Wilson OBE has joined our call on the Government to appoint a Minister for Older People. He had this to say about the campaign:
"As a fully qualified member of the older generation on and off screen, I fully empathise with Anchor's Grey Pride campaign to appoint a Minister for Older People. It would be a big step in securing the support needed for older people to truly enjoy their twilight…Continue
Added by Grey Pride on September 22, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments
Finally some fashion stores are acknowledging that all ages need to be represented. Marks…Continue
Hi, a number of you will have seen the serious situation I am now living in, due to the continual harrasement of the "neighbour from hell". Our house are situated on one acre of land of which he owns just over half (I own the remainder).
If I had only had the foresight to say no to his request to turn the house he owns into a hotel, I would not be in the position I am in now. I could not see the harm in anybody wanting to turn their house into a hotel then, but urge anybody who is…Continue
Added by Frances Andrews-Speed on September 19, 2011 at 1:02 — No Comments
I would love to become a Justice of the Peace, I am well educated, well read, non biased and non prejudiced, logical and practical and whats more I listen and look. I get on with and have met many people from all walks of life and all ages. Think its important to look at causes as well as outcomes. But I am too old at 70....what a waste and so many of us out there could do such a find job and take some of the heat off the shoulders of the overworked courts.
Wonder if there are…Continue
I just wanted to write a quick post about my gran, and how proud I am of her.
Earlier this year, my sister had her first child, a boy, making my parents grandparents - and my grandma a very proud great-grandmother. Apparently she wouldn't stop telling everyone she met about the new arrival, and her new title.
It was my nephew's christening last weekend, so I travelled home. I don't get home so much these days, maybe once every…Continue
For too long now we are presented with long and difficult forms to fill in, for those of us who have had a good education that's fine, and even then we can still struggle.
I do believe these complicated forms are a deliberate act to prevent people from either seeking help or their rights. For those who are disabled or mentally deficient it must be a nightmare.
Added by Frances Andrews-Speed on September 15, 2011 at 1:30 — No Comments
The number of politicians supporting our campaign is continuing to grow Grey Priders!
We are very pleased to let you know that on Friday two…
Added by Grey Pride on September 14, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments
The latest Grey Pride community poll asked “What does retirement mean to you?” and the results are in.
Thank you to everyone who voted, as always your insights and opinions are compelling and intriguing.
This is clearly a…Continue
despite contacting the Police, the Council, my MP, the Chief Constable of the area I live in, I appear to be invisible. My neighbour is making my life an absolute hell, but nobody cares. When is there going to be some real help for the elderly. Each organization passes the buck, we can't help you, but maybe the ........... (the list is endless) and so it goes on...for 12 years this hell has been going on. Now I do not have a tv station, radio station, my phone line is listend into or…Continue
Added by Frances Andrews-Speed on September 11, 2011 at 21:39 — No Comments
Yes i am getting old BUT i have a young family ,I married late in life 33yrs old after a not so good 1st marrage ,It took me a few years to take the plunge again,i have 5 children all grown up and married ,Happilly i might add ,what trying to say really is i have'nt had time to be old even now.and i don't care i love being oldes rocker in town.
I live on a sheltered housing estate belonging to Birmingham City Council. It is for people aged 50+ and consists of two tower blocks, eight storeys each, side by side with a communal lounge in between. This building also contains a laundry room and kitchen, and the support officer's office. It isn't the most picturesque place on Earth, but I love it for several reasons.
Firstly, I moved here having lost my previous flat, and it is my sanctuary away from the buffets of my previous…Continue
More great news for all Grey Priders, as our campaign to appoint a Minister for Older People was discussed in Parliament on Tuesday for the first time!
Tracey Crouch MP, who secured the Westminster Hall debate on older people's issues, opened her speech by calling for a Minister for Older People, telling MPs of her "strong support for the campaign to appoint a Minister for Older…Continue
Great news from last week as Esther McVey MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Wirral West, met with Grey Pride campaigners to discuss many things, including why we believe a Minister for Older People is so important in today's society.
Added by Grey Pride on September 8, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
You can call this blog 'Grey Sex in the City' if you like. Except that I don't look anything like Sarah Jessica Parker, and certainly don't dress in frilly tutus and Jimmy Choo heels!
A friend phoned me yesterday, still giggling at a situation she and her partner had got themselves into the previous night. She's given me permission to write about it here so that people can share the humour...
They are both in their early 60s, having been 'dating' since last Christmas, and only…Continue