We take a deep-dive into a particular issue that is relevant to older people. Nothing is off limits: sex, death, money, health, religion, loneliness and much more. What do older people think, what are the problems and who can solve them?
How wide is the generation gap–and what can we do to bridge it?
BOOMER VS ZOOMERS
How can older and younger people fight less and talk more?
We take a look at the stereotypes that accompany each age group and offer an alternative view.
How do we think about getting older? Many of us are living extremely active lives, well into our 90s.
Often, the way we live is dictated by a particular mindset. Isn’t it time we ditched the stereotypes and embraced a new vision of ageing?
The Cost of Living Crisis is hitting older people hard. We look into the particular problems facing older people this winter.
LIVING ON THE LINE
As well as examining the issues, we look at some of the solutions to the problem and meet some of the amazing people and organisation working to get older people through this difficult time.
As we get older, thoughts of death and dying might be at the forefront of our minds.
FACING THE MUSIC
We explore the issues and focus on the benefits of talking to our families and loved ones about what happens when we’re gone.
Older people in Leeds are from a diverse mix of faith backgrounds.
YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH
How has their religion given them strength and comfort? In this month’s In Focus we hear from a range of older people about what their faith means to them.
Lots of older people in Leeds live alone. How does this impact the way they live their lives?
LONELINESS IN LEEDS
Ruth Steinberg investigates what has been called “an epidemic of loneliness” and discovers what we can all do to make thing better.
We talk to people about sex, intimacy and relationships in later life.
LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX
From an 80-something on her third marriage, to someone who has changed their gender as an older person; all these stories are frank, honest and somewhat revealing.
What is it like to live with dementia? Is it possible to have a good life?
LIVING WITH DEMENTIA
How should society change to make things better? And how have people with the syndrome coped over the last 18 months?
How do we stay positive, active and willing to try new things as we get older? Mally Harvey and her husband have adopted the mantra “Say Yes!”
Mally explains how they came to the positive philosophy, where it has led them and how you
can find your own version.
How have the poorest older people in the city coped over the last 18 months? Who is helping them and how?
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
What can we do to help our own financial situation – and how can we help others?
There are over a hundred care homes in Leeds
WHO CARES? WE DO
How have older people and their carers coped with Covid and the grief and isolation it has brought?