age is just a number

The age buster read

In a society that values youth as the only desirable condition, The Age Buster decodes what we think about growing old.

Here you can find ideas and stories to discover the yang-side of aging.

Because of (not despite) our age.

overage drinking audio
40 mins
10 episodes 14 mins abridged audio

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Crimes that only the senior citizens can solve.

Esther Rantzen talks about loneliness video 1.59 mins
tackling loneliness silver line video 2.31 video
Tackling loneliness. A team in Frome UK has implemented a handful of simple ideas – getting people to talk about the problems they face and finding ways for them to re-engage with family, friends or social clubs – and they believe it is having a dramatic effect. People fixing the world audio 23 mins
People living in this block of flats sign a contract to socialise together for at least two hours a week. People fixing the world audio 24 mins
World service documentary – a touching exploration of loneliness – told through a conversation with one woman – a 94 year old aunt, Diana. A life alone
audio 27 mins
Arm chair Gallery App
Discover play & create with your favourite artists. Including artworks and artefacts from a vast array of collections.
Colour a Canaletto, create your own Hepworth, take a selfie with Lowry and much, much more…
The app includes instructions for doing tried-and-tested creative activities with the people you care for.
Activity video explanation 2 mins
House of Memories App easy to use
My House of Memories app allows you to explore objects from the past and share memories together. It can be used by anyone but has been designed for and with people living with dementia and their carers.
Activity video explanation 3 mins
The Blue Zones Project uses lessons learned from five areas of the world with the highest population over the age of 100. What are their daily habits? people fixing the world audio 23 mins
How to build a city for an ageing population. People fixing the world audio 23 mins

Three clever ideas that help improve the day-to-day lives of people with dementia people fixing the world audio 23 mins
Five photos reminiscence project by National Archives
an online resource designed to encourage people to engage creatively with their collections. It aims to provide a mindful, social or reminiscence-based activity designed yet not exclusively for those shielding or in care home settings.
five photos guide for helpers
on line activity

helping a loved one pass over

The holistic and spiritual care of the dying Felicity discusses her book
video 2.50 mins
Quaker Down to Earth Practical support with funeral costs read
Helping a loved one pass over part one
video 14.10 mins
Helping a loved one pass over part two video 18.52 mins
Helping a loved one pass over part three a mystic metaphysical approach
video 21.44 mins

World Service The documentary friendship benches The “grandma benches”
audio 27 mins
World Service the documentary hashtag granny wisdom
audio 27 mins