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AofA People: Antony Fitzgerald – Model, Stylist, Art Director

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is your name: Antony Fitzgerald What is your age? 57 years old Where do you live? London, UK What do you do? I am a full-time model but more recently I have been also doing styling and art direction at photoshoots. Tell us what it’s like to be your age? Being 57 – means […]

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The Culture Interview – Daphne Lander and Anne Jones who have written a musical.

Reading Time: 9 minutes Daphne Lander and Anne Jones are both in their mid-70s and they’ve just written a musical Artaban which is about to be shown in the West End. How old are you both? Daphne: Anne and I are both 75 – Anne is just older than me by a few days – she is 24th December […]

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Who are Older Women Rock?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Leah Thorn explains who OWR are. She started this inspiring group when she was 65. blood memory I am an old age, all age woman, no way past my use-by date. Walking in ancestral sisters’ footsteps, I am an archive on legs, a time traveller, alive to life, I embody time, provide testimony, a radical, […]

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Being at LoveJam, a festival where Baby Boomers are in the Minority

Reading Time: 8 minutes I felt cynical on the way there. I knew I was going to be a rarity. Festivals often feel as though they belong to my generation. Talk about entitlement. Yep, that was me. Putting out festival entitlement. Oh no said a loud voice in my head, not young facilitators, young teachers of yoga, young breathwork […]

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Outrage Column: Concern versus Care

Reading Time: 5 minutes Does showing concern mean that you care? Does caring mean that you must be concerned? I am using these two words to illustrate some differences I see between two kinds of human behaviours, which often occur together or are mixed up with each other, and why my answers to the questions directly above are firmly […]

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Is Etiquette Dead?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m a swimmer. A pool swimmer. I’m proud to be part of a world – a swimmer’s world – where etiquette and codes of conduct prevail. There, at the foot of the swim lanes is a sign, Pool Rules. It’s clear and simple. I pride myself on etiquette in and out of the pool, and […]

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On Turning Sixty

Reading Time: 4 minutes In March 2020, I turned 60. I had a big party planned six months earlier, as we were in lockdown, and I wanted to allow guests to fix a date in their diary. Friends commented on my forward planning and enjoying having an event to look forward to. I envisaged singing, dancing, a gorgeous vanilla […]

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AofA People: Lorraine Bowen – Performer, Singer, Crumble Lady

Reading Time: 6 minutes Now known as The Crumble Lady, Lorraine Bowen won David Walliams’ Golden Buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent and has attracted tens of thousands of new fans of all ages; children are singing the Crumble Song at school, as are grown men in factories. Lorraine Bowen is a unique performer! Quirky costumes, original idiosyncratic songs, vintage […]

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My Business – planning your end of life!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Jane Duncan Rogers is the CEO of Before I Go Solutions. Her first husband died when she was 54 which led to awful grief but also the book Gifted by Grief which ultimately led to her end of life planning social enterprise. She lives in Scotland, got married again in between lockdowns plus she and […]

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No, No, No – Age isn’t just a Number

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is the first in a series of our OUTRAGE opinion columns about what gets our personal goats as older people. Please do join in. Write to me at rosejanerouse@yahoo.co.uk with your suggestions. It appears on threads in discussions all the time. This innocent anodyne little sentence – Age is just a number. It is […]