Past it at 55

Today I listened to an interesting conversation on Newstalk FM. George Hook was discussing recruitment and those over 55 with Peter Cosgrove of CPL. The subject was sparked by Lucy Kellaway's article in the Financial Times. (It may be blocked...Read More

Become Dancing Royalty

No matter what the health benefits dancing is always great fun. At a recent birthday celebration I attended all the birthday girl wanted to do was become a Dancing Queen and celebrate with her friends while ABBA tracks pumped out...Read More
A featured image on the Failter Isteach Programme - where olders teach English to migrants across Ireland

Volunteer to teach English

Fáilte Isteach is a community project  welcoming migrants through conversational English classes.   The project provides the necessary language skills to new migrants in a student-centred, welcoming and inclusive manner while involving predominantly older volunteers and recognising their skills, expertise...Read More

Loving their age

A big shout out to the people at Yoplait Ireland for their campaign #ILoveMyAge. How great is it to see real Irish olders giving us positive feedback on their age.

Making Memories

“The Business of life is the acquisition of memories” that is one of the numerous insightful statements that the Dowager Countess  character played by Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey came out with. I love the sentiment – it’s just so...Read More
A poster for a post that examines how creativity has been shown to improve quality of life for olders.

Creativity – A cure?

The say laughter is the best medicine - well creativity is up there too! Recent reports (like this one) have shown that being creative can reduce doctors visits. Researchers discovered that people who engaged in artistic activities, such as painting,...Read More