Highlights & Happenings 

Two things you can do this week to change perspectives on ageing: post a picture to celebrate the richness and diversity of older age and take a new look at the places around you.

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Challenge ageism by celebrating the years ahead

Challenge ageism by celebrating the years ahead

Photos can help break down the stereotypes that we often associate with ageing. As the first entries in our Instagram campaign to challenge ageism show, people in older age from around the world continue to play valuable roles in their families and communities. We wish to picture the richness and diversity of the lives of those who are years ahead and welcome your submissions. 

The photos below show Lesley a retired midwife living in Australia, who helped bring her granddaughter, Isla, into the world, and will be watching her every step.

Heinz, 88, from Germany, produces more than 15 types of fruit and vegetables in his back garden. His garden keeps him active, cheerful and eating healthily. It is also a great delight to his five children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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MapMyDay - a worldwide campaign to raise awareness for accessiblity

Join "MapMyDay" – a global social event for more accessibility! Steps are a daily barrier for millions of people worldwide – whether they use a wheelchair, a walking aid or a stroller. The event will kick off on the International Day of Persons with Disabilites, December 3. Help out with a few clicks and mark places in your neighborhood on the online map Wheelmap.org as to whether they are wheelchair accessible or not. Visit www.mapmyday.org and learn how you can participate. 

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