Solicitor Lianne Lodge comments on the importance of celebrating the older generations.
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associate at Pagan Osborne and Member of Solicitors for the Elderly, writes:
I read with interest two reports in the press celebrating our older generation. One was WRVS’ ’66 over 66’ celebrating our Gold Age Pensioners and their achievement. Another revealed people in their 50s are now healthier than they were in their 20s.
Nowadays, ‘getting older’ isn’t all about getting your bus pass and winding down. People continue to do fantastic things with their lives well into their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. Personally speaking, I wish I had half the energy of some of these people in all their endeavours as well as their exercise regimes.
We are living longer and healthier lives and society is adapting to that. People are enjoying their retirements, or simply refusing to retire, and continuing to live healthy and fun lives. For this they should be applauded.
The older generation bring a wealth of life experience and I believe younger people could learn a lot from their elders.
Solicitor, Pagan Osborne and Member of Solicitors for the Elderly
Queen Street, Edinburgh