WE NEED A MORE INCLUSIVE BANKING SYSTEM

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Envelope “I’m old, not an idiot!” Why we all benefit from a more inclusive banking system. Banks are disappearing. In the UK alone almost half of branches have been closed, or earmarked for closure, since 2015. More and more of our personal and business banking is moving online. A frightening and annoying…

THE HIGH STREET MUSE AGED 100

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Envelope The new collaboration between H & M and Iris Apfel is a great reminder that as we age, we should steadfastly and fabulously refuse to disappear. High street favourite H & M’s designer collaborations regularly make headlines. Whether you queued for Marni, or stayed poised for hours over your keyboard trying…

AGE ON TRIAL – IT’S A PODCAST THING

The Joy of Later Life Sex, Relate, © Rankin, 2021 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Envelope Age on Trial is a new trailblazing podcast which asks some of the thornier questions about age and society. The heart of the podcast is to address the question — “What’s age got to do with anything?” The first trial which…

GROWING INTO BEAUTY

Photography © Clélia Odette Rochat Facebook Twitter Linkedin Envelope Clélia Odette Rochat, a Swiss/French documentary photographer, launched Belles Momes, (Beautiful Girls) during lockdown in 2020. Here, she shares how the project began and what she has learned from the experience. “My name is Clélia Odette Rochat and I am a documentary photographer. It’s been a…

SWIPE AT HEART IN AGEIST ROW

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Envelope Consumer watchdog finds dating app heavyweight Tinder charges older users more for its premium service. It’s February, the month in which the still wild-at-heart embrace all things overpriced and romantic.  Gooey greetings cards, long-stemmed roses (smelling of nothing)…and M & S Dine in for £20 meal deals will all be selling…

AN UNCONVENTIONAL AGE

Lee Carter, 63 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Envelope “For a trapeze artist to grab the next bar, she has to let go of the last one” — Gail Blanke, author “Between Trapezes: Flying Into a New Life with the Greatest of Ease” Pictured: Lee Carter in This Time, Ockham’s Razor. If there is one thing we…