Wednesday, March 04, 2009

New BBC series about ageing in different parts of the world

The BBC World Service is broadcasting 4 programmes about how ageing varies around the planet.

This is the programme blurb.
Our world is ageing rapidly. By 2050 more than 1 in 5 of us will be over 60. For the first time in human history there will be more over 60s than children under 15.

Most of the world's older people live in developing countries. Yet definitions, expectations, and the problems of old age are changing rapidly. So what is it like to be old in today's world?

In this four part series we meet Third Agers from four continents to find out.
Download the podcast and have a listen. Dick Stroud

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