Old age or third age?

As Queen Elizabeth turns 90 this week, we thought we’d ask what is it like to be old?  Is old age a golden age with better health care, longer life, the joys of being a consumer in a world of leisure

OR is old age about getting sicker, poorer and surplus to requirements in a youth obsessed world?

 

In Studio

Edward Kelly, founder of The Third Act an organisation re-defining old age.

Padraig O’Morain, mindfulness coach and writes the That’s Men column in The Irish Times.

Barbara Scully, writer and broadcaster.

Dr. Cathal McRory, researcher with TILDA the longitudinal study on ageing in Ireland. 

Michael O'Regan, parliamentary correspondent with the Irish Times.