While it can be complicated getting older, having access to the right information will empower you to navigate life’s ups and downs. Whether it’s coming to terms with a health diagnosis, navigating familial relationships, or staying safe in times of crisis, you’ll find resources here to help you understand and cope with even the most challenging of situations. You’ll also discover a range of services, organisations, and advocates you can turn to for help.
30 lessons for loving, Karl Pillemer
70 people ages 5-75: Advice for someone younger than you?
A digital story by Rev Suamalie Naisali
Am I too old to make new friends?
Making friends and building social connections is possible at any age. There is a common myth people have more difficulty making friends as they age. However, this is not necessarily the case, and that older adults are just as capable of making new friends as younger people. In fact, a...
Free to be me
Friendship & Vulnerability
Honest communication - School of Life
How to be a good listener: School of Life.
How to have difficult conversations with loved ones
Ageing can come with it’s fair share of ups and downs. It’s always good to have family and friends around to assist you with thinking things through or helping to make important decisions – whether it’s where to live, financial or legal matters, or a choice about your health or...
How to Help Those We Love - School of Life
How to Remain Calm With People - The School of Life
I feel isolated and lonely – how can I build relationships?
It’s sad how often older people say they don’t want to be a burden or that they feel lonely or isolated. Often the person thinks there is little they can do about this. They may have built defensive walls around themselves or retreated from social settings so as not to...
Kids Meet a 101 Year Old - HiHo Kids
Make Mistakes - Abandon your 'Perfect Life'
My family want me to move rest homes - what should I do?
Families generally have the best of intentions when it comes to where you live – they want to be nearer to you so they can visit more regularly or be closer whenever you need help. However, what is best for your family may not be the best thing for you....
Nonnie, the 107-Year-Old Viral-Star Grandma, Has Some Advice
Staying social is key to living well as you age
As we age, it can be easy to become isolated and withdraw from social connections. However, research has shown that staying social and maintaining strong connections with family, friends, and the community is key to living well as we get older. Studies have shown that social isolation and loneliness are...
The School of Life videos
The School of Life says about themselves – we are “an organisation built to help us find calm, self-understanding, resilience and connection - especially during troubled times.” Founded by Alain de Botton (born in Switzerland and now living in London) The School of Life, is staffed by psychotherapists, artists, and...
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger
When a relationship breaks down - housing options
When a relationship breaks down, it can be a difficult and emotional time for anyone involved. For older couples, the process of separating can be particularly complex, especially when it comes to issues such as housing and financial security. Where to live is often one of the first things to...