Overcoming challenges Going grey doesn’t mean your needs or ambitions or sense of humour drain away. Here are just a few ways to break the mould or show how wrong everyday misconceptions of older people are.
Leaving a legacy "I was in hospital when I heard that 13 members of my family had passed away from Ebola.”: For almost a century, Save the Children has been doing whatever it takes for children living in poverty and danger.
Overcoming challenges Ill health, bereavement and financial worries were cited as the most common triggers linked to anxiety and depression. Worryingly, a third of people reported that they didn’t know where to go for help or support.
Overcoming challenges The online community can provide contact for those who feel isolation in times of need. Advice and guidance is available, and social media is playing an ever greater part in connecting the elderly.
Staying active Volunteering is a two-way street, says Arthur Martin, who does a hospital trolley round once a week. You help brighten someone's day — and get immense personal satisfaction in the process.