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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.'

Positive attitude

'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.'

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