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Guest: “Elderly” or “Elders of the Tribe”

A guest blog by Elders for Earth. Though now in our eighties, we prefer not to think of ourselves as elderly. That word is often used in a context where older people are seen – and so see themselves – either as problems to be dealt with or as retirees who have earned the right […]


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What Do We Need to Know For Our Ageing World?

Our population is ageing. The proportion of over 65s in Europe has more than doubled since 1950, rising from 8% to 20% of the overall population. This is projected to grow to almost 30% by 2060.  Such an increase in this age group presents a real challenge for societies around the globe: how can we […]