FULL NAME: Bob Alston

AGE: 65


A proud Mancunian, reds fan, and retired engineer and teacher, Bob volunteers at Age UK Tameside and the Grafton Centre, Hyde and has an interest in anything with an engine, photography and his family.

He wants to use his photography skills in the Talking About My Generation campaign, as well as design and newsletter editing, and learn new skills from podcasting to interviewing.

He wants to make sure that older people get to know what is available in their community – for them to stay healthy and active – as well as changing perceptions of ageing.

Bob says: “People over 50 today class themselves as young, unlike my father’s generation who considered over 50 as old. I still believe that I have a great deal to offer.”

Read more about the Talking About My Generation campaign here.