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Pam Wanless has her say

September 29, 2020

Pam Wanless was among several residents responding to questions about becoming older as part of OCAV’s contribution to the UN International Day of the Older Person on Thursday 1 October. This year is the 30th anniversary of the day, and the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

What is the greatest thing about being your age?

Experience of life. Having a caring family and having had a very happy marriage.

Do you ever look back and say the ‘good old days?

No, not really. Our parents were not compatible with each other which made life strained for me and my sister.

What is your hope for the future?

A safe and happy world. Peace and calmness.

Do you think that wisdom automatically comes with old age?

No, not automatically.  I like to think I was wise when I was younger and having children.

What makes you mad about the world today, and can we change it?

International politics. Can’t change it.

What is the one thing you would tell the Prime Minister to do for older people?

Educate older people on how to spend money and not waste it i.e.: gambling, so they can live a happier life. I feel very fortunate at my stage on life.  There are more benefits now than when we were younger.

Some people say that old people are a burden to society. What would you say to them?

Just wait! I believe they haven’t thought it though and prepared themselves for the future.



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