After my blog a few days ago - or rather my rant - about the article in The Times on the elderly, I was interested to see that Silver Line opened today. For anyone who doesn't know, it is a telephone call centre for the elderly to ring if they are lonely so that they can be put in touch with someone who will chat to them.
We were shown volunteers speaking to callers but we were also shown groups of elderly folk sitting in drop-in centres chatting to one another, having a cup of tea and generally enjoying themselves.
What struck me about them was that they all looked so old! My immediate reaction was, "OMG, do I look like that?" The answer is, of course, that I probably do. It's just that when I look in the mirror I don't see it that way. I think to ourselves we are eternally young. I certainly do not feel any different inside, or if I do the transformation has happened so slowly that I have not noticed it.
Long may it continue like that!!