Description

In this extract Betty Watson talks about the importance of interaction in later life, she says it provides "something out there that's keeping you going".

Item Type

Sound

Transcription

Is there anything that you’ve noticed about your friends or your peers that have marked them as being older, like any traits or qualities?

Ah yeah, there’s certain things that would make ye em, like I’ve a friend and she’s only about 56 and she’s in a little box, she has herself set you know “I only do this” “I don’t go outside that”, now that makes people older before their time, I think interaction is very important, you know, whether you like it or you don’t like it, but I think that the more you interact the longer you live, because there’s something out there that’s keeping you going.

Duration

27:45.8 - 28:27.8

About this item

Subject

Ageing, Activities & Social Engagement

Provenance

11.30.2007

Date Added

05.08.2009

Citation

"Betty Watson talks about the importance of social interaction particularly in later life.." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #134 (accessed September 22 2017, 1:55 am)