Sir: At 77, I walk with a stick, having osteoporosis, diabetes, varicose veins, occasional gout and 50 per cent deafness. I admit to the odd doddery spell (after my five or six daily pints of Pedigree bitter). But I cannot recognise the "ordeal" of Jack O'Sullivan's 75-year-old (report, 21 December). Shame on Age Concern for being a party to such a caricature. Life is for living.