This is a series of graphs which show the results of our third CAFE group meeting held in the Welcome Centre, adjacent to Coventry University Technology Park, on Friday 21stJune 2013. The focus of this survey was WEALTH and HORIZONS as perceived by the “expert” group of older people. It is representative only of their views of themselves and doesn’t purport to be typical of other groups of older people in Coventry.
The commentary on the graphs is entirely my own personal reflections. ( Other posts in this series can be found either by clicking on “CAFE Project” in the Tag Cloud or by clicking on “GrumbleSmiles Trust” in the Topics list).
The good news here is that within this group everyone has a positive view of the horizons in front of them. 63% of the group have a very positive view of the future. This is quite a contrast with the stereo typical view of older people being a burden on society and not having much to look forward to. Positive Mental Attitude must be one of the keys to a happier later life which is why it is important to remove as many of the barriers which can lead to negativity.