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Read all the latest case studies and personal stories from the Centre for Ageing Better

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Find out more about examples of good practice and people's experiences of growing older.

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

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Dave sitting on a side by side bicycle

Dave's voice - Picture Yourself Active

Dave shares his experiences of getting active, and his thoughts on the issue of representation that the age-positive image library was created to challenge.

  • Age-friendly society
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michael and his husband Johnny sitting together with their dog

Why Michael is #AgeingWithPride

"I’d say Britain is ageist. I hope that it’s getting better, and I think that over time attitudes will improve."

  • Age-friendly society
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Older woman smiling at camera

Challenging ageism in Age-friendly Communities: Bristol’s Age Proud campaign

This case study looks at how Age-friendly Bristol challenged negative perceptions of older age – in a style fitting of the city’s vibrant culture.

  • Age-friendly society
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radio recording

Age-friendly case study: Community radio for and by people in later life

This set of case studies highlights four organisations across Age-friendly Communities who have set up radio programmes with and for older listeners.

  • Age-friendly society
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A few houses on a street

Pauline's voice - Good homes for all

Ever since needing a wheelchair, Pauline's home doesn't work for her – she's recently been confined to the ground floor of her three-bedroom home.

  • Homes
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Michael's voice - COVID-19 and the digital divide

“If anyone needs to get out and do things, do it on a computer. It’s a fantastic freedom”.

  • Age-friendly society
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man holding phone

Pat's voice - COVID-19 and the digital divide

“We talk about anything and nothing – it’s a lifeline for someone like me… If I can’t find out about something – she looks things up for me on the computer.”

  • Age-friendly society
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man on laptop at home

Age UK – COVID-19 and the digital divide

“Being adaptable and flexible enough to deliver our support remotely during the pandemic has meant that we’ve continued to help older people at a time when they need us the most.”

  • Age-friendly society

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