My week of getting old
Ever wondered what it’s like to be old? These HelpAge Make it Ageless champions are spending time with older people to find out. The results are pretty interesting! Read their blogs below.
Sam - Netherlands
My name is Sam and I am 14. I like spending my weekends and holidays with my grandmother, Wil, who is 67. I want to be a fashion designer when I am older. Right now I am writing my first science fiction novel.
Marieke - Netherlands
I am Marieke, 25, currently living in Switzerland. But my story takes place in my hometown in the Netherlands, where I used to work as a carer. During that time I met some special, friendly and extraordinary older people.
Cornel - Kenya
I’m Cornel, 24, from Kenya. I‘m a trained teacher and have lived with my grandmother, Mama Teresa who is 68, since I was eight. She is both my mum and dad, as well as my role model.
Špela - Slovenia
I'm Špela, 20, from Ljubljana, Slovenia. I'm studying social work at university and live with my older sister Anja and my dog Rex. I'll be living with Veronika, 61, for a week.
Karel - Czech Republic
I’m Karel, 23 from the Czech Republic. I recently spent six months living in Glasgow and now I work in a hotel. I’m spending a week living with my 70-year-old grandmother, Jaroslava.
Grainne - Ireland
I'm Grainne, 26, and was born and raised in County Sligo. I’ve studied psychology in Galway and Nottingham and lived in Spain for a year. I’m spending a week living with Nuala, who is 85.
Sander - Netherlands
Linda - Czech Republic
I’m Linda, 24, from the Czech Republic. I grew up on a farm so I love animals. I’m studying and am also a social worker. I’m spending seven days living with my 73-year-old grandmother, Květa.