The good news is we are living longer

But it sometimes seems that all we hear about are the challenges, the stories of decline, loneliness and hardships. No wonder we sometimes worry about getting older.

Now is the time to change this negative ageing narrative, and to declare loudly that age is not a problem. There is so much to celebrate:

A greater sense of who we are and what is important to us.

A richer life perspective gained through lived experience.

A mature brain which explains why we are able to solve problems from a greater number of perspectives.

Let’s change the negative narrative of ageing to a more truthful one. That is why we have created This Age Thing: a place for all of us to share stories, to be listened to, to take action and make tangible, positive changes.

Our goal is to unite us as we age – building a strong and united community. Together we can redesign a world to help us all live longer, healthier and happier.

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