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.
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…
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: 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.