‘Why do we treat our older people so badly? Jacky Jones: Society benefits from them yet older people do not get the services they need’😥

At the age of 53 I don’t feel old and in fact I am normally blissfully unaware of my age 🤣 but whilst actively looking for employment in the last year I feel very aware of the reality of my age which confuses my odd body clock in living my life happily in age bliss ignorance 🤔

According to Jacky Jones in her article the Irish Times 

‘More than half of people over 50 years of age living in Ireland have experienced ageism. There is convincing evidence that when older people experience age-related discrimination they internalise these negative views, feel older and less capable and are less likely to look after themselves’.
Satirically speaking this Monty Python clip sums it up for me living in Ireland today as a 53 year old person:

 

 

I do not understand the Seetec and Turas Nua’s agenda as being a ground breaking new idea for unemployment rates and the name changing is also a concern for me as to the expense of non-difference in my novice opinion?

On another note Leo Veradkar in a recent article about his new workers social protection remits? leaves a lot of unanswered questions as he says they are too sensitive for public awareness?  What does this mean??? Leo Varadakar answers to recent social protection statistics

 

About susansover50

This is my first attempt at public blogging so I will keep it simple. My name is Susan and I am 53 years young. I was motivated to set up this blog by a relatively recent article in "the Irish Journal" by Tom Neville titled 'There is often a stigma that people in their 50s, who are out of work, are waiting it out until retirement'. I like many other over 50's who commented on this article can relate to it's contents. So out of curiosity I am setting up this blog especially for 50's who feel that Ireland is becoming an increasingly ageist society. So happy trial blogging hopefully. My blogs will be shared on Facebook with my friends.
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