The avian fable for later life is surely that of the phoenix, rising – singed, the worse for wear, but still magnificent – from the ashes of midlife. Image: Thinkstock

My most formative experience in gerontology was a student gap year in Marseille. I was a volunteer with Les Petits Frères des Pauvres, a charmingly r(...)

Christine O’Donoghue, a resident and volunteer at the Airmount allotments (left) and Eleanor Gaffney, a support worker with the housing agency, Respond!.

Like creeping thistle and nettles, despair can sometimes be invasive.Which is why most days Christine O’Donoghue takes up her trowel and heads down to(...)

One of the objectives of the National Positive Ageing Strategy 2013 (NPAS) is to combat ageism “by encouraging the media and other opinion-making acto(...)

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