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.”
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1 comment:

  1. Although, ageism has really been a major concern today, crime should still be the thing for all of us to be anxious with. Ageism can be treated or can be taken cared of , on the other hand, being involved in a crime or being a victim is really inevitable and is serious.

    Getting older, is just part of our growing process and should not be considered by most of us as a burden.

    As one gets old, he/she should live his/her life at the utmost and should not restain himself/herself from the things he/she might be happy with.