Older people in the Media

Often representations of older people on TV or in newspapers can be very stereotyped and often can present older people as ‘heroes’ or as a burden.

Two recent portrayals caught my eye

One is a programme about centenarians which was shown on BBC Panorama.
There are about 14,500 centenarians in the UK predicted to double every ten years. One in every three babies born now is likely to live to be at least a 100. The programme follows 7 very different people.
Here’s a link to the programme. What do you think?
BBC Panorama – Life at 100 – YouTube

In complete contrast I came across this book and then film. Partly and exploration of loneliness and how one woman deals with it. I haven’t read the book, but the film starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford is a very tender, sensitive and respectful portrayal of companionship and love in later life

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf review- The Guardian

Our Souls At Night | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix – YouTube