OUR NEW SERIES: WELCOME TO “THE A-TEAM”
The two words ‘modern’ and ‘ageing’ may appear a contradiction in terms but there’s now a “Modern Ageing Movement” and it’s likely you’re a part of it, whether you realise or not!
You might never have thought yourself exceptional or special but in our new series 'The A-Team', we want to share many more members’ experiences of health, family, home, money, emotions, friends - just about everything important as our generation redefines the concept of “ageing”.
We've called our new series The A-Team and from today we'll be bringing you regular ideas, updates and discussions on how to be part of it.
If you're reading this you are likely to be part of a generation, called the Baby Boomers or whatever else, which has lived longer, is healthier, richer and better educated than ever before.
Does that make you feel good, sick at being passed over, or cynical that so many good things could be aligned in a cohort of ages who were simply lucky enough to be born at the right time?
And what is this modern ageing movement? It’s well described by the Global Centre for Modern Ageing. It’s a not-for-profit based in South Australia which aims to improve the life of older people.
“Modern ageing is a worldwide movement which recognises the welcome phenomenon of people living longer and shatters the myths about older people being out of touch and incompetent,” they say.
“It is a new narrative which says people have the opportunity - and the right - to live purposeful and productive lives on their own terms.
“Thanks to the breakthroughs in medicine and science people are living far longer. But modern ageing says our lives should not only be longer. Our lives should be fuller and better.”
To read more from the GCMA see here. At FiftyUp Club, we want to illustrate how our "A-Team" members' and other’s lives can be fuller and better with your own stories reflecting the sentiments above.
To kick things off we’ll have a few profiles of members ranging from literally 50 years old and up to maybe even 100! They need not be individually incredible but they will be collectively compelling.
Are you happy to be profiled? If so, leave a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The irony is we can be too close to our own lives to see what they mean on a wider canvas. So instead of just comparing with other FiftyUps see instead the massive changes which have occurred with this group since we were children.
Start collecting your thoughts and in the near future we shall show you how to contribute and let you see each others’ stories.
In the meantime if you have any thoughts of this project and how we might run it, do let us know in the comments below.
Any information is general advice, it does not take into account your individual circumstances, objectives, financial situation or needs.