Robert Ferguson loves later life!
'I love later life because through my involvement with Age NI, I can play my part in helping people of my age in our community. I have met many wonderful people, both fellow volunteers and Age NI staff.
'New avenues of endeavour have opened up such as the Age NI Consultative Forum, being part of the Danske Bank ‘Step by Step’ scheme, working as an Information Ambassador and peer facilitating. As well as getting involved with Age NI, joining the University of the Third age has brought me into contact with two groups of very articulate people who meet weekly to do play-reading and discuss a wide range of topical subjects.
'I am also involved with various bodies concerned with the delivery of health care particularly to older folk. My faith is very strong and my life long interest in photography, music, singing and reading continues.
'I leave you with this thought. While the mind can roam free, health and physical well being can and does impose restrictions on our activities. Nevertheless, do what you can and strive to develop a love for later life.'
'In (partial) retirement, it has been such a joy to read everything from the classics, to modern literary fiction and, yes, detective novels!'
Together we can help older people make the most of later life