Q: How responsible is the media for shaping the way ageing is perceived?
Advantages of Age was created in March 2016 to challenge the media message around ageing. We do this in a number of ways including:
- staging fun events for those aged 50+
- running Business Academies to help members develop their ideas for establishing a business
- offering member support via a large and very active Facebook group
- providing a place to find inspirational articles and information on the web
Are you based in London? Then we are calling out to all you fabulous over-50s to join us on 23rd September on a fun, open-topped ‘Fabulous and Flamboyant’ double-decker bus. Book a ticket (at least one). Hunt in second-hand shops, raid your attic, get out your Singer sewing machine and come dressed in your finery. Be creative! Show the world just how wonderful you feel as you celebrate being older.
If you can't attend the bus trip, then any pledge of £10 or above would be most welcome.
This campaign is being financially supported by Legal & General. Advantages of Age were chosen as one of ten Community Legends working for the good of older people.
Tickets cost £25 each or £40 for two. Twenty percent of the ticket price will be used to develop the organisation. Each ticket includes a couple of glasses of sparkle (alcoholic or not). If you can, please pledge more than £25 – all pledges will help develop Advantages of Age. As soon as forty of you are signed up, Legal & General’s financial support kicks in.
There’s also an AofA tote bag available for those unable to attend or to accessorise your outfit!
This is the third bus trip of this type. So far there has been one in London and one in Cardiff. We invite you to tell us if you’d like one in your town.
Buy a ticket for yourself and one for a friend. If that friend is already coming bring a friend of a friend!
All ticket holders for this trip can join the Advantages of Age Premium Member’s Club for a half-price annual membership.
Get on board the London bus on 23rd September and celebrate being over 50 and fabulous!
8% of all donations will fund CrowdFunder administration costs.