Centre for Policy on Ageing


Policy for older people : an age-old problem
 — Eileen Younghusband lecture
Author(s)Robin Huws Jones
Journal titleThe Health and Social Service Journal, 14 December 1974
Pagespp 2880-2882
KeywordsOlder people ; Attitudes to the old of general public ; Social policy ; Lecture papers.
AnnotationThe average expectation of life in 1974 is over seventy. An unpublished Age Concern report indicates that nearly three-quarters of older people believe that more concern is shown about them than in the past. In his address to the National Institute of Social Work (NISW), the author states that old age is a risk that we all run. However, we lack any coherent philosophy about old age, and there is ambiguity and conflict in our attitudes. There is also a vast amount of humbug, demonstrated by euphemisms such as the "golden age" and "senior citizens", when for most people old age is a hard time. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930722067 A
ClassmarkB: TOB: TM2: 6MA *

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