With lower birth rates and higher life expectancy, the population of the UK is transforming, and we learn to celebrate longevity!
The pensionable age is increasing and the pressure on the system to provide essential social services like education, healthcare and housing, raises a very difficult question: Is longevity sustainable?
Sovereign Magazine takes note of women and their achievements at any age and is putting together a Special edition this summer for Women Fabulous at 70 to celebrate the Divine Feminine, big numbers and the joy of being fabulous throughout an entire life.
Who is turning 70 in 2019?
A recent Celebrity turning 70 in 2019 list shows us how little we actually know about women and the Divine Feminine.
America is leading with women who are as fabulous at 70 and decided to make a unequivocal mark after their 70th birthday: Nancy Pelosi, proved to be the president’s most remarkable opponent, alongside Maxine Waters, 80, the first woman to head the Financial Services Committee, Donna Shalala, 78, Glenn Close was 71 when she won a Golden Globe for best actress in January.
How is Longevity served in the UK?
Life expectancy over the last few decades has been steadily increasing. Females born in 2015 can expect to live 82.8 years from birth, 4 years more than females born in 1991. Males have seen a greater increase in life expectancy of 5.7 years, from 73.4 years for males born in 1991 to 79.1 years for males born in 2015. Life expectancy in the UK is also projected to continue increasing; with life expectancy at birth for females projected to be 85.1 years by 2026 and 86.6 years by 2036. Males are also projected to live longer, increasing to 82.1 years by 2026 and 83.7 years by 2036. (Source National Statistics)
This is what Sazz told us:
There are only two choices: we go up or fall
It was a time when we were taught that as we got older our brain actually degenerated, but scientists have now proven that we can actually continue to develop our brain as we age. Which means we can continue to learn new things, have fun and enjoy life.
Why count the numbers? Why feel that each year when we add another number to our age, it is not a good thing? We should celebrate our birthdays as excited, grateful, anticipating awesome things and positive experiences.
When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to more mature women who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience.
When confronted with unexpected life challenges our lives can change for ever and there are only two choices we go up or fall. I chose to go up.
I draw from my life experience both personally and training received from attending various mentoring and coaching courses. My success has included working with various individuals and organisations
Age is not a number, but an Attitude
Ladies of this golden age has to understand we are a valuable part of society with a lot to offer and why it is important to be part of ongoing developments. Feeling contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world is a very important part of our well-being self-esteem and self-confidence and the answer to a well-balanced longevity. Of course good mental well-being does not mean that you never experience feelings or situations that you find difficult, however, it does mean that you can build the resilience to cope with age related challenges when times get tougher.
2ndSpring holds quarterly one-day weekend retreats for like-minded women 50+, who benefit by coming together and speaking about anything and everything that matters to them.
One of the challenges faced in doing my work is reaching out to women of this age group. I feel this is due to social conditioning- when a woman reaches this age, it is expected for her to be settled, not necessarily married, but financially secure, women in their 50s who are experiencing difficulties find it hard to reach out in fear of being judged.
Age is not a number, but an Attitude.