Carita Kerr loves later life!
'I have had an absolutely fabulous life - I still have! When you’re younger you think of later life a lot differently- but I love where I am at the moment. I think it’s really important to embrace opportunities and to not be deterred from giving new things a go.'
Freedom in later life
'There is a great deal of freedom in later life and there is so much going on and lots to get involved with, really you can keep as busy as you wish. I am a Peer Facilitator for Age NI and I’m also involved with my church. I enjoy going to musicals and the opera and getting out for a walk. I love being involved with local radio and of course my grandchildren keep me on my toes.'
'Loving later life for me is all about having a positive mental attitude. A few years ago I became involved with a group called Women of Hope- we came together as survivors of breast cancer. We produced a calendar to fundraise for our local hospital and it wasn’t long before we were known locally as the Calendar Girls due to the nature of the calendar!'
'It was such a positive and enjoyable experience to meet such wonderful women and is just one example of how I try to embrace whatever new opportunities that arise- no matter what stage of life I’m at. For me, loving later life is all about a positive attitude!'
'I have found that networking with former friends... has helped me to love later life in the present.'
Together we can help older people make the most of later life