BBC One’s How To Stay Young
I am the casting producer on the new series of BBC 1’s How To Stay Young. I would love to discuss with you the possibility of NARPO promoting a project we are going to be working on with the University of Newcastle’s Institute of Aging. We are currently looking for people aged 35-70 from all over the UK to take part and we think it would be very interesting to try and include a retired police officer in the group.
My motivation for approaching retired Police Officers is that the first couple of years after you retire can be quite a significant adjustment period. You are suddenly living life at a very different pace – some people relish this and some people struggle. I would imagine, having worked a job with so much responsibility and at times pressure that the change in pace would definitely have an impact on your Officers. We would love to work with them to help ensure that the lifestyle choices they make help them have a long, active and enjoyable retirement. The added bonus is that I really think retired Officers would be a great role models for the audience at home and the more people we can encourage to make healthier choices the better!