‘A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimists sees the opportunity in every difficulty’ – Winston Churchill
Ageing with Optimism is here to help you get the very best out of growing old. We aim to be realistic, so we use terms such as ‘old’, ‘death’ and ‘dementia.’ But we are also optimistic. Optimism derives from the Latin optimum meaning ‘best’. Being optimistic means getting the best possible outcome from any given situation. We will help you confront the issues you can face in old age head on and take active and constructive steps to achieve the best possible outcome. The business was created by solicitor Nigel George (AKA ‘the Village Solicitor’) . He has worked in the legal profession for over 30 years. Throughout his career and life he has frequently encountered the effects of growing old, death and dementia. On turning 50 he was struck by the fact he was only five years away from qualifying for sheltered housing. He wants to challenge the many stereotypes which are applied as you grow older. Nigel is a Consultant solicitor with Atkins Thomson solicitors, who have offices in Bury St Edmunds and London. He is also a member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). He is also a member of the National Council of Palliative Care, the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Friends and a Death Cafe facilitator. He believes it’s just as important to consider the person as the legal problem they face.
What the papers say
Bury Free Press Woolpit; chance to discuss taboo subject in Death Café
EADT Death Café coming to Suffolk
Bury Free Press Mourning Coffee that gives you a lift
Ipswich Star Solicitor is keen to get us talking about dementia