The videos on this page explore a number of issues relating to the psychological, emotional and social aspects of ageing. These are the sort of issues which we explore experientialy in our courses.
Jane Fonda: The new ‘third phase’ in our lives
Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy. In this video, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives.
Images and identity – the impact of stereotypes on women’s lives
Images of older women in the media are frequently stereotyped or left out altogether. The ‘Look at me! Images of Women and Ageing’ project, led by Dr Lorna Warren at the University of Sheffield, encouraged women to create their own, alternative images – showing their experiences of ageing.
A positive approach – “Everything in life is a present”.
At age 108, Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer still practices piano for 3 hours every day. At age 104, she had a book written about her life: “A Garden Of Eden In Hell.” At age 83, she had cancer. Alice survived the concentration camps through her music, her optimism and her gratitude for the small things that came her way – a smile, a kind word, the sun. When asked about the secret of her longevity, Alice says: “I look where it is good.”
An outline of the ‘Blue Zones’ project which studied the lifestyle habits of the world’s longest living communities.
To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. He shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them active past age 100.