Hi, this is a very important subject, if we are lucky we will have the privilege of getting old, as my dad has always said, it's better than the alternative!
Even though the ideas phase is closed I'd like to share my idea. It's inspired by Anne Kelcey who after a long career in social work took a degree course in contemporary applied arts and established Kelcey Ceramics. She has a tiny pottery studio next to her house and makes beautiful and inspiring objects.
I think that when a person reaches the age of 65, along with their ‘old age’ pension they should get a grant for a free taster course in a subject of their choice. Many people discover parts of themselves they didn't know about when they learn something new and go on to take more courses and even establish small businesses.
The idea that turning 65 is a time to shut down and quietly fade away should be turned on its head. It is a time for opening up, for exploring new possiblities and unlocking any latent creative potential.
To learn something new is to remember what it means to be alive, it is never too late...