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20 April 2007

Opinion

Experiencing ageing - preview

Peggy Heeks of Witney Monthly Meeting examines the situation

When James Martin made a multi-million bequest to Oxford University for research on the major challenges of the 21st century, ageing was identified as one
  • It is acknowledged as a subject demanding attention, globally, nationally, locally


  • A few years ago, This is who I am encouraged us to give time to listen to older Friends , and I've spent the past year following up its suggestions in Witney Monthly Meeting, interviewing convenors of eldership and oversight, and meeting with fifty Friends aged 75+
  • It was a rich experience
  • However, the project was always intended to be more than a personal experience, aiming to sharpen awareness of the experience of older Friends, which could inform the national situation

  • Peggy Heeks

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