Have your say!
At This Age Thing we are all about challenging ageist stereotypes by sharing the diverse experiences of getting older, and we need your voice to make a change in how we talk about, represent and experience our later lives.
Below you can find ways to share your opinions and insights on the big and small questions of ageing well, no matter your age, as well as opportunities to connect with designers, researchers, innovators and communities working to reimagine the future of ageing.
Events & activities
Take part in events and activities celebrating happy and healthy ageing.
Live surveys & polls
Have you say in our latest polls and surveys.
Share your insights with researchers, designers and innovators.
Tell us your story
Share your story of ageing well and help us to showcase the diversity of later life and challenge the too often negative stereotypes of getting older.
All story ideas submitted will be reviewed by This Age Thing’s editorial team on a quarterly basis. You can read our editorial policy for guidance on submitting a story idea.
Join our community Insights Group
Share your experiences to help shape the products services and environments of the future!Join our community insights group
Explore ageing well
Find recent articles, books, blogs and news items about ageing well.
Support age inclusivity
Explore resources and opportunities to support greater age inclusion and to challenge negative age stereotypes.
Discover some of the campaigns working to support a more age inclusive society.
Poll: Is it time to retire "the elderly"?
At This Age Thing, we often encounter references to “the elderly” being used to describe those in later life, despite the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights of Older Persons rejecting the term in favour of ‘older persons’ almost 30 years ago.
Like “the elderly”, many commonly used words to describe people in later life often carry negative associations and reinforce ageist stereotypes that can cause age-based discrimination including “pensioner”, “senior citizen” and even “retiree”.
Whatever your age is, tell us if you think it’s time to finally retire “the elderly”, and what words or phrases you would be better to describe later life.
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