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A more positive image of ageing
Free image library seeks to combat harmful stereotypes of older people

Around 3.3 million people in the UK are aged 80 and over, with a huge diversity of abilities, interests and backgrounds. And yet, the images we see of older people don’t do these justice.

That’s why the Centre for Ageing Better has launched a free library of positive and realistic images of people aged 50 and over. The images, which depict older people in non-stereotypical ways, are free to download and use online and in print.

The Centre for Ageing Better has created a free image library, containing over 400 photos of older people in a range of settings
The library also contains a range of free-to-use ‘age-positive’ icons launched to replace stereotypical symbols of ageing
We’ve put together a simple guide that lays out some basic tips to consider when commissioning work or capturing photographs
The resource follows our work on ageism, including a report, ‘An old age problem?’, which looks at depictions of later life across society



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