Ageing

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I’m not yet 50 – so why does everyone keep calling me middle-aged?| Zoe Williams
First it was my mother, then one friend after another. As far as I’m concerned, I have at least two years to go, writes Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

07, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Fit fiftysomethings: why the hot new sex symbols are moreish middle-aged men
Whether it is Paul Rudd, Will Smith or Gareth Southgate, men who have passed their half century are having a moment. Welcome to the age of affability, steadiness and deeply desirable dependability

23, Nov, 2021 @4:47 PM

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Two of Us: French domestic thriller a nuanced portrayal of mature queer love
Filippo Meneghetti’s tender depiction of a relationship pushed to its limits gives the classic coming-out narrative a darker, Hitchcockian edge

Louise Cain

23, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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If Adam Boulton has to slip quietly away at 62, how long before they come for you too? | Catherine Bennett
Age-related prejudice has done for the Sky News editor’s career years too soon

Catherine Bennett

14, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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You don’t have to be rich to live long and prosper | Letters
Letters: Billionaires may spend fortunes on trying to cheat death, but there’s a much easier way, writes Paul Martinez. Plus letters from Luce Gilmore, George Baugh and Geoff Reid

Letters

12, Nov, 2021 @4:54 PM

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‘I wanted less than a minute’: 105-year-old unsatisfied after 100m world record
Julia ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins has a ruthless streak. So, despite setting a 100m world record on Sunday at the Louisiana Senior Games, she still wants to go faster

Guardian sport

11, Nov, 2021 @3:25 PM

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The president and Senate are the oldest in US history. It's time to pass the baton | Arwa Mahdawi
There’s nothing wrong with politicians being in their 70s and 80s – but perhaps it’s time to reassess our ideas of leadership, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

09, Nov, 2021 @3:12 PM

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If the super-rich want to live for ever our planet is truly doomed | John Harris
Instead of investing to cheat death, we should be trying to make old age livable and dignified for all, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

07, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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When retiring ‘early’ is the best medicine | Brief letters
Brief letters: Retired GPs | Post-50 fitness | Cycling septuagenarian | Football trinity | Land tax

02, Nov, 2021 @6:05 PM

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Sleep affluence: why too much shut-eye can be bad for your health
A new study re-emphasises the fact that oversleeping can be harmful for us – and especially for older people

27, Oct, 2021 @3:36 PM

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Zimbabwe’s older people: the pandemic’s silent victims
Sending older people to care facilities used to be thought ‘un-African’. But Covid has seen rates of destitution and demand for care homes soar

Nyasha Chingono in Harare

22, Oct, 2021 @10:08 AM

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A new start after 60: ‘I had a lightbulb moment: I'd be a baker’
Diana Holba loved to cook, but it was never more than a hobby. Now, at 73, she runs a professional bakery and has never felt more confident and fulfilled

Paula Cocozza

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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