The Reformation of Age & Ageing

Journal article by Sarah Harper Individuals throughout the word are not only living longer, they are doing so within a population which is in itself growing older. This article suggests that to grow old in a society which is old is very different from growing old in a society which is young. Within the next 3 years, there will be more people on the planet over 65 than under 5 years old. Within the next decade, half the population of Western Europe will be aged over 50. As such, Sarah Harper proposes that as we look to reform ageing and old age in the light of extreme longevity, we must look to the institutions which currently define ageing and old age to ensure that our societies continue to distribute resources fairly across the life course. Our education systems, patterns of work, health care, legal systems, even marriage and families were built during a very different demographic. ... Read more

Who in Europe Works beyond the State Pension Age and under which Conditions?

In response to demographic ageing and its consequences, European governments aim to increase labour market participation of older workers and have started to expand the state pension age beyond age 65. In this paper, the authors describe the employment and working conditions of men and women working between 65 and 80 years, and compare them with previous conditions of those retired in the same age group.  ... Read more

Investment into local causes

Could you make a difference? Today we have launched our lottery page with the Lyme Lottery and hope to raise funds from our supporters who buy a ticket. Any money raised will go towards improving and extending our Advocacy services, enable more research projects and support new lifestyle initiatives, all for older adults. We really appreciate every penny raised and hope that you will visit our page here . Thank you! ... Read more

Age Action Alliance News-August 2017

The latest newsletter from the Age Action Alliance is available to download. More news on the move and thanks from AAA to the support they have been given by ourselves and other members. ... Read more

Giving a Voice

Advocacy on behalf of people with dementia and people with cancer: a study of the effect on service users lives We are pleased to announce the publication of another research report, Giving a Voice, published by BJF and carried out by the University of Salford. The work has been concentratedon two of our projects focused respectively on meeting the different needs of people with dementia and people with cancer. To read more click here ... Read more

Honorary Treasurer Vacancy

Can you make a difference? Would you like to join a group of individuals who give up their time to support and guide the Foundation? BJF are looking to appoint a volunteer Honorary Treasurer Trustee with experience in finance and fundraising. This is a high profile appointment with an expected commitment of a minimum of six board meetings per year and attendance at some profile raising events where applicable. Trustees are responsible for collectively setting the strategic aims and objectives of BJF, ensuring accountability, delivering good governance and ensuring compliance with all legal requirements and financial regulations in accordance with Charity and Company Law. If you would like to join us and support the Foundation by becoming a trustee then please send your CV to Colin Hann (Executive Chair) by email Colin.Hann@bjf.org.uk or Debbie.everden@bjf.org.uk All travel expenses will be re-imbursed. Find out more by clicking the Vacancy tab on our Home page. ... Read more

Ageing in the UK Now-BJF new research report

This short report, Ageing in the UK Now, is an opening review of areas where organisations interested in the field of ageing can make a significant impact, and assist in understanding where future initiatives might be focused. It is effectively a scoping exercise outlining areas of research and developing practice relevant to the UK’s ageing sector, and mapping these against the wider political and social agenda. ... Read more

Working just as hard

In the 8th article about work, retirement, and wellbeing, the Guardian's Amelia Hill talks the major transition. Will money be a problem, willl there be enough time or too much? ... Read more

PIER showcases good practice to NHS delegation

A group of senior delegates, from the NHS Health Literacy Collaborative Group, visited the Haywood Hospital in late February to look at the Patient Information and Resource Centre, (PIER) and see what effect its presence has had on the health literacy of patients and carers using the hospital. ... Read more

Age Action Alliance News

Read the latest news from Age Action Alliance - March 20th- with articles from members all over the country. BJF supports the AAA website and have long been a member, would you like to join?  ... Read more

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