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Ageing in the 21st Century

                      NandaIn the format of a ‘Slow Book Group’, we will sample chapters from contemporary writers on the topic of ageing and our ageing society.

Group Coordinators: Vivek Nanda (click to contact) and Georgia Lepper

Every other Wednesday, 3.00-5.00pm

The Spencer Room, in a pub in Canonbury

The Ageing in the 21st Century group takes an active and positive approach to the challenges of getting older. It uses reading and discussion of our own experiences in the light of what we’ve read to explore the challenges and opportunities of growing older. We learn from each other in the process. Topics to date have ranged from navigating retirement, housing, healthcare, social care, to assisted dying. More information about this journey can be found here. Information about the beginnings of the Group can be found here.

Previous Discussion Topics
October 6: Face-to-face meetup to introduce ourselves to each other, and perhaps share our own experiences relating to ageing.

Bolder — Making the Most of Our Longer Lives by Carl Honore Chapter 1: How ageing got old: An introduction which takes a look across cultures at how attitudes to age and ageing have evolved.
This chair rocks: A manifesto against ageism by Ashton Applewhite Chapter 7: Long life is a team sport.
Extra time: 10 lessons for an Ageing World by Camilla Cavendish Chapter 5: New Neurons:  Old brains can learn new tricks.
The book about getting older (for people who don’t want to think about it) by Dr Lucy Pollack Chapter 7:  Goldilocks Medicine.
Being Mortal — Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande Chapter 2:  Things fall apart.
Systems Thinking in the Public Sector by John Seddon Chapter 10: Failing those who need care.

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