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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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Aggie's voice - a new venture in your 60s

Aggie MacKenzie, the ‘Queen of Clean', decided to become a yoga instructor in her 50s. She's managed to continue working through the pandemic so that she and her clients can remain fit and healthy.

  • Health
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Lynn

Why Lynn is #AgeingWithPride

“There’s a plaque on the memorial that says ‘You were known to us’. Your families may have denied it, but you were known to us.”

  • Ageing in society
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Ken

Why Ken is #AgeingWithPride

“I don’t think of age really. I’ve been associated with so many age groups in the theatre and we always seem to get along.”

  • Ageing in society
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Pip

Why Pip is #AgeingWithPride

“I sometimes feel guilty – that I am still alive and some of those wonderful, talented, sexy people aren’t with us anymore. I will raise a glass to those good friends.”

  • Ageing in society
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Linda

Why Linda is #AgeingWithPride

“I wanted to show that we've all got something to offer, whether we're young, or whether we're older. Everyone deserves the spotlight at some point."

  • Ageing in society
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Claud

Why Claud is #AgeingWithPride

“When I came out, my family were all very cool about it. If I could tell my younger self anything it would be that I could have come out sooner – accept yourself sooner.”

  • Ageing in society
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Tony

Why Tony is #AgeingWithPride

“Over time, things do get better and improve. Nowadays, I think generally the whole atmosphere for people who are LGBT+ is much better than it used to be.”

  • Ageing in society
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Mindy

Why Mindy is #AgeingWithPride

“I made myself a promise that I would never tiptoe around anybody on the issue of my sexual identity, ever again.”

  • Ageing in society

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