In the upcoming event, “The Truth About Ageing,” participants will embark on an exploration aimed at reframing the perception of ageing and older age. Departing from the conventional view of ageing as a challenge, this event advocates for perceiving it as an opportunity for thriving. This event serves as a continuation of the impactful Reimagining the Future in Older Age Project, delving into the nuances of older age and its potential. Utilising Forum Theatre, an interactive theatrical approach empowering the audience to actively reshape the narrative, the event seeks to reshape societal perspectives on ageing and older age.
Following the theatre performance, attendees will engage in a Panel and Audience Q&A session, delving into the issues brought forth by “The Truth About Ageing.” The esteemed panel comprises Professor Alison Bowes and Dr Melanie Lovatt from the University of Stirling, Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive of Scottish Care, and Suzanne Dance, an Actor and Facilitator associated with Active Inquiry. Guiding the discussion, Dr Hannah Graham of the University of Stirling will chair the panel, fostering meaningful dialogue on the evolving landscape of ageing perceptions.