Everything we do is driven by research and people’s experiences. These people have shared their personal stories and you can read about them and case studies of projects that help older people live their lives without limits.

The views and opinions expressed in these stories are those of the authors were directly quoted. They do not necessarily reflect the policy or positions of the Centre for Ageing Better.

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Genny's story

Genny tells us about pushing back on ageism at work, teaching dance to people with dementia and planning a new enterprise at 62.

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Ann's story

Ann, 59, is a carer to her father and is passionate about unpaid carers receiving the recognition and support that they deserve.

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Richard's story

Richard shares his positive experience of starting something quite dramatically new - and finding success at it - in his later life.

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Mindy's story

Mindy, 72, was born in Hull but has lived in Manchester since 1995. She is a very active volunteer in her community, particularly supporting the LGBT…

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Colleen's story

Colleen, takes a very positive view on ageing and tells us how she has loved becoming a model and supporting artist in her late 50s.

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Pete's story

Pete feels that business is not set up to support an ageing population, and that is a problem not just for older people but society.

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