Monday, March 16, 2015

Depicting older people

I've occasionally posted mini-rants about how older people are portrayed in newspapers. Any article about retirement or pensions seems to be accompanied by a library shot of two attractive elders on bicycles, frolicking on a beach or taking an expensive cruise.

Doesn't this just reinforce the selfish image the baby boomer generation has acquired with younger people struggling to buy homes? The caption might just as well say "Smug boomers partying non-stop at your expense".

But I've just found a source of positive and realistic images of ageing on the EAC website. EAC is a charity that used to be known as the Elderly Accommodation Counsel. Much better.