Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Elderly 'Fear Ageism More Than Crime' | CARDI : Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland
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Older people are more worried about ageism and discrimination than they are of being the victim of crime, a new study shows.
Research among a group of people aged between 60 and 90 showed they felt the older generation were patronised or seen as a “burden” on society.
They also expressed a strong desire to remain active by working or volunteering, the report from thinktank Demos and Brunel University said.
One pensioner said: “I am sick of the portrayal of my age group by government reports and news.”