The oldest person I’ve interviewed was 112 years old. She had been a teacher, and she used to be visited by grandchildren and even great grandchildren of her former pupils. She’d loved being a teacher, she said. She was the sort of person the Bible describes as being ‘full of days.’

Not everyone wants to live to a great old age. But as long as we keep breathing, that’s exactly what will happen.

Best prepare for it then!  Next Wednesday afternoon, at New Wine, Shepton Mallet, I’m speaking on exactly that – looking at the five key steps to enjoying a contented old age. Would be good to see you there!

Louise Morse

Louise Morse MA (CBT) is media and external relations manager for the Pilgrims’ Friend Society. She is a writer and speaker, and author of books on issues of old age, including dementia, published by Lion Monarch and SPCK. She is a cognitive behavioural therapist, and her Masters’ dissertation examined the effects of caring for a loved one with dementia on close relatives.

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