Equality for people with Disabilities

Did you know 1 in 7 people in Ireland have a disability? Did you know Ireland remains the only country in the European Union that has failed to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)? What this means is people with a disability in Ireland don’t have the same rights as others. Why???

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Over 40 and forgotten?

Sorry readers I’m on another rant…I’m blaming the weather and the lack of photography inspiration..and the fact I’m sitting around not doing very much at the moment. I was on a bloggers group on Facebook today and there was a survey aimed at people who are active on Social Media and who blog. As it was a choice of the survey or cleaning out a cupboard (rock ‘n’ roll) I headed over to do the survey.

It was about health care brands and social media. All was going well until I got to the part where I was asked my age. The age limit was 34 – so what about anyone over the age of 34 who blogs and uses Social Media and in all honesty would  buy health care products?  I queried the age limit on the Facebook group and was told to put the age nearest mine…13 years younger than mine! Debbie, who is also on the group, suggested the over 40’s are the forgotten digital generation. Are we?

I’ve never had a problem with my age, in fact the older I get the more comfortable I am with myself. Sure this year certain physical activities have challenged me, where I would have found them a piece of cake before. Is it all downhill from now on? I hope not. What do you think?