An Older Person’s Guide

Whatever your age, you should be thinking about how you will spend your later years. The term ‘Old Age’ certainly has negative connotations. As you get older, people tend to react to you in a certain way: call it ageism, or just plain ignorance. The truth is, you don’t feel any different inside to how you felt in your youth…

There are so many advantages to being in your later years: you have experience, the benefit of hindsight (of course) and an uncanny understanding of the things that are really important.

So, the question is: What is the secret to getting the best from your latter years?

Answer: Exercise for the mind AND body.

 

Sounds too simple? Take our 5-minute, 5-question test to see if you are making the most of your later years…

 

  1. How are you spending your retirement?

A: Doing Nothing.  

B: Travelling.  

C: Looking up old Friends/relations

D: Doing exercise and keeping your mind active.

 

  1. How will you get the best from old age?

A: Take lots of exercise

  1. Eat more fruit

C: Get more fresh air

D: Join a programme like Action For Elders that incorporates exercise, stimulation for the mind and prepares you to take on ‘Old Age’ and win.

 

  1. What age do you feel that you will feel that you are genuinely old?  

A: 65

B: 75

C: 80

D: other… Please specify

 

  1. Do you think people have negative feelings toward Old Age?
  2. Yes
  3. No

 

  1. Do you think we can rely on the government to look after us in old age?
  2. Yes
  3. No

  

Looking After Your Elders

 

A Younger Person’s Guide

 

Have you thought about getting old? Maybe you have seen the effects of ageing on a friend or relative, but have you ever really thought about how they are feeling? Have you ever thought about how you will feel when you get old? Too many questions? Can’t think about that right now? That’s what everybody says, until they suddenly get old themselves.

 

The truth is we are all living longer, so it’s not really ‘Old Age’ that is the problem now. It’s all about perception, how people react to older people and how you will spend your later years.

 

If we can change people’s perception of age now, when you reach your latter years you won’t have to put up with the predudices and difficulties experiences by today’s older generation. You won’t want that kind of stress when you are older and wiser.

 

Think ahead. Take our 5-minute, 5-question test to see if you will make the most of your latter years…

 

  1. How will you spend your retirement?

A: Doing Nothing.  

B: Travelling.  

C: Looking up old Friends/relations

D: Doing exercise and keeping your mind active.

 

  1. How will you get the best from old age?

A: Take lots of exercise

  1. Eat more fruit

C: Get more fresh air

D: Join a programme like Action For Elders that incorporates exercise, stimulation for the mind and prepares you to take on ‘Old Age’ and win.

 

  1. What age do you feel that you will feel that you will be genuinely old?  

A: 65

B: 75

C: 80

D: other… Please specify

 

  1. Do you think people have negative feelings toward Old Age?
  2. Yes
  3. No

 

  1. Do you think we can rely on the government to look after us in old age?
  2. Yes
  3. No