Reflecting on the positive aspects of ageing


Are you worried about getting old?

Mid thirty-something writer Dominique Afacan was. Old age to her was an unhappy place, mostly filled with loneliness, rocking chairs and possibly some tea and biscuits, if she was lucky.

Together with friend and photographer colleague, Helen Cathcart, Dominique set out to find people over 70 who made old age look more appealing. They interviewed and photographed these inspiring people, which led to the launch of Bolder.

Dominique joins me to chat about why they want to change perceptions about growing older and how they’re going about doing so.

Listen here on episode 053 The Retirement Café Podcast, the first in our series on ‘Changing perceptions of ageing and ageing better’.


Useful links

Bolder website

Buy the book: Bolder – Life lessons from people older and wiser than you

@being_bolder Twitter account



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