This Is Your World! A BBC Public Affairs Program

Created: July 23, 1979
[NO PHYSICAL TAPE: Label unaccompanied by physical tape is available in collection's file folder] / "Old Age, How Do We Cope?" / You must "keep young and beautiful if you want to be loved" go the words of the old popular song. Though the song may have died the concept lingers on in the youth oriented society of the Western world. / A recent survey conducted in the US showed that young people see the elderly as lonely, inactive, dirty, ugly, sick and senile. Perhaps this is an inevitable consequence of a society which segregates its old people. Are there better ways? Do the developing countries hold answers for the West? What are we doing about the elderly, and what should we be doing?