2011 is a significant milestone in the demographic journey of modern society. It is the year that the first “baby boomers” turn 65.
65 - an age at which society all too often imposes notions of “retirement”, “rest” and the beginning of a slow farewell to productivity and engagement. All too often, society characterises such “older” people as beginning to live on “borrowed time” with their best years behind them. Society is wrong. The “boomers” are people who in the 1960’s drove an era of fantastic change, social, cultural and political revolution.
Physically they have many years ahead of them. Intellectually and politically they have much to celebrate and to teach. Society has much to learn from them. There are many issues to discuss, to argue over and to challenge.
Society still needs to change. These people exemplify the issue of positive aging and want to continue to play a part in society.
“Grey Stock” is an international event to lead an awakening of appreciation of the positive role of “older people”.
It is an event of older people but for everyone. It offers an opportunity to appreciate the role of the older generation, to experience their work, to identify and engage on the issues. It will also be fun and seeks to offer entertainment, activity and joy. It will throw down a challenge but it will also encourage celebration and positivity.
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