Over 65 and Australian society calls us old, even though people now in their fifties must work until 67 before they can receive an age pension.
Two events this week prompted me to think about the thin line between poverty and homelessness. This is my very personal response.
Age discrimination (ageism) creeps up on us when we aren’t looking. One day, we belong in the mainstream. The next, we older people find ourselves invisible in a grey (or beige) crowd. People describe us, collectively, as a burden.