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How to Live Beyond 100

There are over 12,000 100-year-olds in the country, and over the next twenty-five years that number is expected to rise to almost 90,000. A quarter of all children born today are expected to live beyond one hundred. But what is it like to live one hundred years?

How to Live Beyond 100 meets centenarians across the country who explain what it means to have watched the world change around them; how their own attitudes, thoughts and feelings have changed through the years; and what it has been like to grow older than old.

An uplifting look at what it is really like to live to 100 and beyond.

40 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Aug 2012 03:05

When I’m 65 Season

When I’m 65 Season

It’s an inescapable fact, everyone grows old. The over 65s are the fastest growing age group in Britain and by 2030 it’s estimated that a quarter of the population will be over the age of 65.

 

When I'm 65 is a challenging new BBC One primetime season set to tackle a subject that affects everyone: ageing.


Find out more about the rest of the programmes in the season…

 

When I Get Older 

The Town That Never Retired

June Brown: Respect Your Elders

Elsewhere on the BBC

Explore lots more content on the subject of ageing from across the BBC:

 

BBC Radio 4: You and Yours - Positive ageing

BBC Radio 4: You and Yours - A Minister for older people?

BBC Radio 4: You and Yours - Pensioners in debt

BBC Radio 4: You and Yours - Working after retirement

BBC Radio 4: You and Yours - Clips

BBC Two: Newsnight 

BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra Blog: The BBC's Ageing Season

BBC News: Nearly one in five UK citizens 'to reach 100'

BBC News: Nearly one in five UK citizens 'to reach 100'

10 million people in the UK will live to be centenarians, according to an Office for National Statistics report in December 2010.

 

Find out how living longer is changing the concept of retirement

BBC News: Genes predict living beyond 100

Can US scientists really predict whether a person will live beyond 100? They have identified genetic markers that are "most different" between centenarians and randomly selected individuals.

Read the story for more

BBC Radio 4: You and Yours - The Art and Science of Ageing

Artists and scientists come together to convey some of the truths about ageing...

 

Listen to the Radio 4 programme now

BBC Horizon: How to live to 101

BBC Horizon: How to live to 101

Highlights from the 2008 programme, plus recipes for a long life and tips to live to 101.

 

Discover more with Horizon

BBC Radio 4: Today - Do we all want to live to 100?

BBC Radio 4: Today - Do we all want to live to 100?

Dame Joan Bakewell takes part in a debate about the science and ethics of ageing with The Today Programme.

 

Listen to the report

Test your mental agility

Aging season games superpromo

Four games which will put your powers of recall and position recognition to the test.

Growing old in style

Reggie Yates

Growing old in style

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