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Crossroads after 50: Approach with care

Donald Hirsch (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ISSN: 1471-7794

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



‘Active ageing’ was once a term associated mainly with a physically active, even sporty, retirement. In recent years, economic and demographic circumstances, together with employment trends, have given it another important meaning. This is the prolonging of work, whether paid or in useful unpaid roles such as grandparenting or community‐based activity. This conception of ageing is not just about people keeping moving to keep healthy, but about continuing to make clear economic and social contributions.


Hirsch, D. (2004), "Crossroads after 50: Approach with care", Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 30-35.



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