By 2036, 1/4 of the worlds population will be over 65. In the UK, the way in which we currently view this ageing population and ageing in general, is negative and based on outdated stereotypes. The ‘issue’ of ageing and retirement is largely planned for financially (both within government and within society), when really there is so much more to this phase of your life.
‘Third Phase’ is a project exploring the possibilities of your later years of life, and re-defining what traditional retirement looks like. It is a proposed government funded service for people approaching traditional retirement age, which aims to help people navigate their future and discover what options are available to them.
I have designed this service to show people what opportunities lie ahead in their ‘third phase of life’, and try and change the way that we look at getting older.