When I was younger I thought 30 was old but now I'm nearing the golden age myself I often wonder how on earth I thought that was old as I still feel as if I'm 16, back in college albeit with a few more responsibilities and grey hairs now I have children.
These days I've learned not to judge a book by its cover because I know many elderly people, my grandparents included who are still as fit as a fiddle! There are so many people living for longer these days thanks to many advancements in healthcare and the general standard of living rising. Which is why I wanted to share Bathing Solutions 'breaking barriers' campaign with you and was keen to spread the word.
The Breaking Barriers campaign enables you to search for courses in your area and also take part in discussions on various topics from learning to knit, bake or even to learning to take up a new language. There's a whole heap of information which is defintiely worth looking at if you are concerned about a relative. I think it's great to give many the confidence needed to learn a new skill and also meet new friends with common interests which will help break barriers.
I love the concept of the #Breakingbarriers campaign, why should every elderly person be categorised? Not all elderly people are incapable of doing every day tasks that we do, some may even do them better. The campaign shows that elderly people are just as keen to learn new skills and activities. My Nana joined Facebook a couple of years ago at 70 and uses the computer reguarly to skype.
Age is just a number and we're never too old to so start something new that we've wanted to try or learn a new skill. Just because we get old doesn't mean that we have to stop doing something that we love or trying something on our bucket list. Check out the breaking barriers page for more ideas on just how you can embrace growing old yet still feel young.
Do you know someone who is over 65 and would like to learn a new skill? Find out more about the campaign here.
*Written in collaboration with Bathing Solutions.