"Too often our society writes people off when they get past standard retirement age. Older people are seen as frail, a burden or a drain on society’s resources.
The reality is that older people make a significant economic and social contribution to our society.
The publication of this Gold Age Power List is part of our wider drive to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions of older people. We aim to challenge people’s views about retirement and demonstrate the impact older people continue to make today - with many individuals on the list leaders in their respective fields, despite being well over retirement age.
At WRVS we believe that our society must wake up to the positive contribution that older people make. We must value, recognise, and capitalise on this contribution. Only through this will we achieve our ambition of making Britain a great place to grow old."