Ageism“When they discovered I was over 70 years of age, they said to me they couldn’t let me have it because the insurance wouldn’t cover me.”

As heard on liveline

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It seems, if the experience of callers to Wednesday’s Liveline are anything to go by, that, once you turn 70, insurance companies decide that you’re too much of a risk for certain activities. The man who got the ageism discussion started was Gerry, who told Joe that he had tried to hire a hoist so he could trim his (presumably very tall) hedges. …