“The major problem of the older person is, what are you going to do with the rest of your life? … when you ask them, 90 percent of the time people have no answer. And it’s not their fault. Society has not provided them with the tools to answer that question.”
Philip Moeller puts his finger on some moot points in this thoughtful article in US News: How the ‘Old Old’ can have best lives
Maybe more older people should take up demonstrating, although it would be better if they were demonstrating for something that would improve their lives rather than to maintain an old model of care: Joan Bakewell takes sheltered housing wardens funding fight to Westminster
And here’s an example of a social housing organisation, Aire Valley Homes in Leeds, UK, which seems to have developed an all-round approach to helping their older tenants that includes telecare services. It’s not as patronising as this article makes it sound at first.