Charlie and Marie: A tale of ageing

Published: September 2011

As part of the Young Foundation’s Ageing Well Innovation Series we worked to visualise older people’s journeys in life from the age of 60 onwards. In particular we have been looking at significant events in the lives of older people, such as retirement, or a stay in hospital, and how they interact with different services at these times.

The aim is to stimulate new and more holistic ways of thinking about older people and their experience of services, amongst local government and partners – who may often operate quite separately from one another.

Our conversations with older people and service providers have culminated in an animation and accompanying narrative of a hypothetical couple “Charlie and Marie” and their journey from the age of 60 onwards.