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Stereotypes in ageing: who's done what?

As a provider of housing and related services to people aged 55 and over, we fully support the Older People's Day ‘Full of Life’ theme celebrating older people being active and enjoying life.

There's a wide range of research about stereotypes in ageing out there. With this mind we've created a fun way to challenge misconceptions. Below is a selection of Hanover residents. Can you guess who's done what? See our answers page to find out how you fared in the perceptions stakes.

Barbara Headshot John Solomon Headshot Peggy Jones Headshot Margaret Goodwin Headshot
 Kathy Headshot  Lillian Headshot  Brian Headshot  Shirley Morgan Headshot


1. I did my first skydive when I was 70                                     
2. I practise tai chi  
3. I completed an astrophysics degree at the age of 80  
4. I take part in competitive yacht sailing  
5. I sourced funds to build a community hub  
6. I campaigned for a bus service to be reinstated  
7. I wrote and published an e-book about online dating in my sixties  
8. I first started painting works of art in my seventies  

Find the answers here