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Stereotypes in ageing: who's done what? Answers

Below are the 'Who's done what?' answers. How many did you get right? Tweet us @Hanover_Housing using the hashtag #FullofLife and tell us about your own experiences.

1. I did my first skydive when I was 70: Brian taking to the skies with a charity parachute jump 2. I practise tai chi: Lillian, keeping fit and active at 107 years old with this ancient martial art 3. I gained an astrophysics degree at the age of 80: Shirley at her BSc award ceremony 4. I take part in competitive yacht sailing: fitness fanatic John took up sailing at the age of 62
Brian Action Shot Lillian Action Shot Shirley Morgan Action Shot John Solomon Action Shot
5. I sourced funds to build a community hub: Kathy is in her sixties; her efforts resulted in £17,000 worth of grants 6. I campaigned for a bus service to be reinstated: Barbara, aged 66, led on a local petition to bring back this vital local service 7. I wrote an e-book about online dating: 67-year-old digital champion Margaret with her book 'Pulling in the 21st Century' 8. I took up painting in my seventiesPeggy is now in her nineties and her work has been displayed in galleries nationwide
Kathy Action Shot Barbara Action Shot

Margaret Goodwin Action Shot

Peggy Jones Action Shot

 

To find out more about stereotypes in ageing, please visit the links below:

'Who are you calling old? Let’s ditch ageist stereotypes' by Ros Altmann
The Guardian

'The effect of stereotypes on older people's well-being'
Centre for Confidence and Well-being

'Are you ready? What you need to know about ageing'
World Health Organisation

'Challenging ageing stereotypes'
The University of Sheffield