Rose Rouse

  • Age is just a number goes the stereotypical gush around getting older.
    Or 70 is the new 40.
    But age isn’t just a number, getting older is significant and 70 is a seminal life stage. I believe it’s imp […]

  • We were old when we met. Asanga – Pete, Albert variously – was almost 70 and I was almost 60. And we lived five hours apart by car. Holy non-matrimony, that’s quite a trip. From West London to North Wales. And n […]

  • One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things   Henry Miller

    I’m not one of those people who like to travel alone. I like to share my experiences with someone else. However, I don’t underes […]

  • ‘AofA is my favourite place on the internet these days’ Marianne Power, author Help Me – how self-help has not changed my life

    Back in December 2015 when the idea was mooted for Advantages of Age in Suzanne Noble […]

  • Daphne Lander and Anne Jones are both in their mid-70s and they’ve just written a musical Artaban which is about to be shown in the West End.

    How old are you both?

    Daphne: Anne and I are both 75 – Anne is jus […]

  • Jan Day is one of the UK’s leading Tantra teachers. She trained for 15 years with Art of Being founder and, like her, former Osho follower Alan Lowen in Europe and Hawaii, as well as being a CTA certified coach. J […]

  • Rose Rouse changed their profile picture 11 months, 1 week ago

  • I felt cynical on the way there. I knew I was going to be a rarity. Festivals often feel as though they belong to my generation. Talk about entitlement. Yep, that was me. Putting out festival entitlement.

    Oh no […]

  • Movement has the capacity to take us to the home of the soul, the world within for which, we have no name.  Anna Halprin, a legendary dancer, innovator, choreographer who died last week at 100.

    The carpet would […]

  • Sleeping as I get older is a huge thing!!! If I don’t sleep, then I am likely to be grumpy, reactive and extra-feisty. All day. I’m sure you agree.

    Sometimes, I don’t sleep when I’m on my own – lots of restless […]

  • Rose Rouse wrote a new post 2 years ago

    The Track Re-visited

     I am here again. On Asanga’s wild land. Slow running up the track that I walked and slowly ran up during the first lockdown in March and April 2020 when I was here in N Wales, in Gwynedd an […]

  • How are you doing on the creative front? Has getting older freed you into a more creative place?

    I just googled exactly that and depressingly it came back with endless reports about the brain being less creative […]

  • For the past seven years, I have been having a Living Apart Together relationship with my partner, Asanga. He lives on his beautiful wild land in North Wales and I live in my funky flat in Harlesden, North West […]

  • From our inception in 2016, Advantages of Age has always had a proclivity for poetry. In 1936, William Butler Yeats, widely considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, described Edith Sitwell’s p […]

  • Cards mean a lot to me. Birthday cards and Xmas cards particularly. I love both giving and receiving them. For me, it’s an opportunity to write personal messages, or long drawled out, hieroglyphic-looking paeans t […]

  • There’s something about starting a new pursuit and passion when you’re older. It’s stimulating in a different way. I began writing poetry when I was 55 ten years ago. Partly, because it was non-commercial. I knew […]

  • Could you tell us about WOFFF and why you created it?

    Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival and […]

  • Old – English ald, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch oud and German alt, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘adult’, shared by Latin alere ‘nourish’.

    I was writing this piece before AoA – Suzanne Noble a […]

  • Eve Tibber is a member of the Cannock Mill Co-Housing Project in Colchester. She’s a member of the Advantages of Age FB Group and we decided to ask her a few questions because so many of our members are interested […]

  • I’m talking personal development here, not a coffin or a chutney-making one. These emotion-evoking workshops are all about transforming oneself in order to go out and transform the world. It starts with the self a […]

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