Granny Dumping shames us all and shows once again that having children is no guarantee for a peaceful and happy life in old age

By Nina Steele I couldn’t help shedding some tears while watching BBC Panorama the other day. The show was about the much publicised case of Roger Curry, a 76 year old pensioner from the US.… Read the rest

Is co-housing one of the solutions for fighting loneliness in old age?

By Nina Steele A few weeks ago, the media reported the opening of the first ‘UK senior co-housing project’. It had taken 18 years to come to fruition.… Read the rest

Watching former newsreader and mother of one Jan Leeming complain of loneliness proves once again that loneliness in old age can strike anyone

By Nina Steele The Real Marigold hotel, the BBC 2 programme that Jan Leeming took part in, along with 7 other celebrities was a delight to watch (I still have the final instalment left to watch).… Read the rest

Are non-parents better equipped for old age?

By Allix Denham  Old people who have face-to-face contact with family or friends three times a week are less likely to get depressed than those who don’t, according to a 2015 University of Michigan study.… Read the rest

Will I regret not having children?

By Allix Denham  One of the many comments you hear aimed at non-parents is “You’ll regret not having children when you’re older”.… Read the rest

1 in 4 childfree women end up regretting their decision not to have children, according to research

By Victoria Fryer  Earlier this November, an article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald detailing some new research indicating that one in four women who chose not to have children eventually regretted that decision.… Read the rest

Changing times: Man charges his elderly mother for visiting her

By Allix Denham Recently the British press ran the story of a financial consultant son who charged his 87 year old mother £400 each time he visited her in her care home, as well as for managing her financial affairs, just as he would any client.… Read the rest

Having children you never see can be heartbreaking

By Nina Steele During my 8 years working for an old people’s charity, I was privy to some of the most heartbreaking stories of what it really means to be old in today’s society.… Read the rest

Childlessness does not equal loneliness in old age

By Dann Alexander On multiple conversations over the course of my young life, there is one regular question that comes up whenever I mention not wanting to have children.… Read the rest

Saying goodbye

By Nina Steele Everything as they say has to come to an end. And so, after 8 years of working with old people, I have decided to call it a day.… Read the rest