Thursday, August 20, 2009

The European Year of What?

The European Commission is having a Consultation on whether it should be,
"Designating 2012 as Potential European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity".

Not sure if it should personally should, but I would love to know what active ageing and intergenerational solidarity are.

Going round to Gran's for tea counts? and active ageing? As opposed to just sitting there and getting old? A geront Olympics only open to people with bus passes?

Or maybe a cover to spend taxpayer's money persuading old people (those most likely to vote after all) that the EU cares?

You decide.


HairyChestnuts said...

Active aging means the elderly are to actively march (as best they can on zimmer frames) down to the eugenics office, where some nice young people (intergenerational solidarity) will assist them on their passage to the afterlife.

Budgie said...

The eugenics office residing in Soylent House?

Mac the Knife said...

Active ageing as opposed to passive ageing of course, where being near to ageing causes you to lose your marbles, piss your pants and support the Lisbon Treaty.

Hairy C. Great admirer of your work, I have an idea for a script. How can I get in touch?