Daily Express

OLD ON A MINUTE... AGEISM STARTS TO HURT AT 57

- José Mourinho

PEO­PLE be­lieve they start to suf­fer from age dis­crim­i­na­tion when they turn 57. But many of us say it starts even ear­lier, re­search shows. More than a quar­ter of those aged 50- plus have felt ne­glected be­cause of ageism in so­ci­ety and al­most one in three of us feels in­vis­i­ble as we age, the sur­vey for SunLife found. More than one in three said they be­gan f eel­ing this way at 50, but the av­er­age is 57, which is the same age as Spurs man­ager Jose Mour­inho and the artist Tracey Emin. Re­searchers asked 2,000 peo­ple in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s if their age neg­a­tively af­fects their lives. Over­all, 36 per cent felt ne­glected or in­vis­i­ble, ris­ing to 38 per cent for women. Claire Turner, of Age­ing Bet­ter, said: “Ageism af­fects peo­ple at work, their health, and it can af­fect how they see them­selves.”

 ??  ?? Boss... Mour­inho
Boss... Mour­inho
 ??  ?? Artist... Tracey Emin
Artist... Tracey Emin

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