During a year like no other, older people were asked to cocoon for their own protection. Emergence from this state has been slow to realise, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Old age is itself emerging – the pandemic has drawn focus to this group, which has often been marginalised.
Despite language around ‘elderly with underlying conditions’, many older people are fit and healthy. Their wisdom and resilience should be celebrated. This anthology of poetry and prose focuses on ageing, seen through the eyes of doctors who specialise in the care of older people.