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  1. My response to the headlines suggesting millions of over 50s will be asked to stay home to contain coronavirus

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have to admit to being a bit taken aback over the weekend when I saw headlines suggesting that the over 50s may be subject to increased restrictions in order to prevent a second wave of the coronavirus. Living alone and going through lockdown in total isolation, the prospect of repeating when I have been diligent in observing social distancing , mask wearing  hand washing etc  sent me into a bit of a panic – to say the least! It appears that this could be viewed a fair compromise in order to reopen all schools. There are a number of issues I have with this. I have spent the last eleven years fighting ageism generally, and ageism in the workplace specifically. To suddenly have ‘over...
  2. The Impact of Women Working on the Frontline During Lockdown

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    Lockdown has not been easy for anyone. We have all had to radically change how we live our lives. While we have all had to comply with social distancing, with many adapting to working from home for the first time while also embracing home schooling, for those working on the front line their situation has been very different. There are so many unsung heroes, perhaps truly recognised and appreciated for the first time in their careers and in the 70 year history of the NHS as the nation has taken to their doorsteps on Thursday evenings to clap for the NHS, not only acknowledging the service and sacrifice of the NHS workers, but also delivering a sense of solidarity within the...
  3. Has the Fear of Going Out replaced the Fear of Missing Out for Women Over 50?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Just a few months ago it seemed everyone was mentioning FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)  on social media. I know I was managing a full diary- busy working in the week, juggling attending various press and launch events mostly in London and tiring myself out with the travel and meeting up with friends and family at weekends. At times it felt as though I was living my life on roller skates. Fast forward 3 months – and how life has changed!! At the start of Lockdown, apart from coming to terms with what was happening and the impact Covid-19 was having on people’s lives,  I was dreading the prospect of not meeting up with other people. I live alone so lockdown is incredibly isolating. However,  I got...
  4. The Bubble: Will We Have to Start Playing Family Favourites?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I jokingly asked my mother when catching up on the phone this morning if I was her favourite daughter!! With the latest roadmap regarding the relaxing of lockdown revealed – the suggestion of ‘family bubbles’ potentially next month is definitely welcome news -but if you can only socialise with one other household – how do you choose which family member to include in your bubble? If you are a couple with elderly parents on both sides of the family who do you prioritise? Although we can now socialise with one person outside from another household outside with two parents in one household that really is not practical and a non starter!  We will wait until the next step comes into play! I have one friend who lives alone who has...
  5. Dame Judi Dench becomes Vogue’s oldest cover girl at 85

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon The June edition of Vogue has Dame Judi Dench grace its cover. This is a regular issue – not an ‘age’ special…and it is the main cover – not an advertorial supplement. Well done to Vogue for taking this step. Could it be in part a reflection of a shift in changing values as we all reassess priorities during this time of stress and imposed lockdown? Ironically Dame Judi who has not let her age define her career, is in the very  group where because of her age lockdown may be her reality for longer than most of us. Dame Judi has always come across as authentic. She has embraced her age as her career continues to go from...
  6. A to Z of How to Thrive in Lockdown over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   We are living in uncertain times with dramatic changes to the way we live. I know that I find some days in Lockdown easier than others. I am used to working from home, and usually love living alone, but in what was my ‘normal’ life working from home included going to meetings and events off site, and my single life included meeting up with family and friends for coffees, meals, cinema and theatre visits etc. Being totally isolated from all social contact is another matter altogether.   I have put together a quick A to Z with some ideas to help see us through. A lot of it is based on what I am doing for myself, but also including what other friends are doing. Here we go!!   A Accept the situation – we cant change it so have to go with the flow Appreciate what we...
  7. Is Self Isolation Harder if you Live Alone? 9 Tips for Coping with Lockdown and Feeling Less Lonely

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We are all having to change how we live our lives – but many individuals with families are talking about how they are enjoying reconnecting with their children , and couples are enjoying slowing down and spending time together. But what about those who live alone? I live on my own, as do many of my friends. It is not easy having no face to face contact with others. It has been more than three weeks since I last met a friend for a coffee – since then all my contact has been over the phone or via video chats.  One friend who lives alone lost her mother just before the lockdown – aside from worrying about her newly widowed father who...
  8. According to Vogue its the Over 60s who are in Demand in the Front Row of Fashion Week

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   There may be an absence of models over 50 on the catwalk at  Fashion Weeks across the globe this season, but according to Vogue, when it comes to having the ‘Most Valuable Player’ taking front row seats, it’s the influential over 60s that are most valued. As they say in their article: “ There is a degree of authenticity that comes with the endorsement of women who have been longtime fans of a designer’s work. Brands can barter with agents and management teams to ensure the presence of a starlet or viral star, but odds are that 83-year-old acting legend Vanessa Redgrave is not showing up to see a runway show unless she enjoys the clothes.” There are some great images accompanying...
  9. Age Diversity at the Oscars – as Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern All Win over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon There has been a lot of criticism about the lack of diversity in this year’s awards season for the film industry – but one box that was definitely ticked was the ‘age’ box. Renee Zelleweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern all won Oscars last night. All are over 50 and have had the opportunity to portray some of the best roles of their careers – and the viewing audience and their peers have acknowledged and appreciated their performances. No longer are this generation of actors and actresses being overlooked, playing the token mother (or grandparent) role. They are playing leading roles and proving that talent does not diminish following a milestone birthday. The cinema going public and Netflix streamers want to see them. Will...
  10. What does 50 look like?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon There has been some discussion on this topic over on the Fab after Fifty Facebook page. It started when I posted a quote ‘ The difference between being invisible over 50 and Fabulous over 50 is mindset’. Very simple, and I had not foreseen anything controversial in the statement. What did cause the controversy however, was the image I had posted. I had selected an image of a vibrant woman running on a beach. The first comment on this post was somebody criticising the image – saying...
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