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Ageism

Here are some great resources about the last accepted form of discrimination: ageism.

"Ageism in America"

Report by the late Dr. Robert Butler (2006)

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Linda Woolf, PhD report "Ageism"

Stop the Anti-Aging Messages

I'm calling for all marketers to put a stop to using the term "anti-aging" in their advertisements. Why? Because I'm tired of them taking older adults, especially the boomer generation, for a bunch of fools who they think are afraid of getting older and dying. Let's look at the term "anti-aging."

Top Reasons to Fight Age Discrimination (Ageism)

"Ageism" is a term coined by the late Dr. Robert Butler. In 2006 he wrote a report, "Ageism in America," following extensive research by the Anti-Ageism Taskforce from the International Longevity Center. Ageism is defined by the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary as, "prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group and esp.

Age is More

is the name of Revera's social cause to challenge ageism - the negative attitudes, stereotypes and preconceptions that prevent older persons from living their lives to the fullest. More than simply shedding light on the obstacles of ageism, Age is More is also about showcasing and celebrating the ageless spirit of older people.

Senate Special Committee on Aging

Ageism in Health Care

Senate Special Committee on Aging

Ageism in Health Care: Are our nation's seniors receiving proper oral health care?

Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing

Ageism in the Health Care System: Short Shrifting Seniors

Interview With Margaret Morganroth Gullette on the New Ageism

The AARP Bulletin questioned Gullette about the new ageism.

Dr. Becca Levy's Longevity Study

Purchase her report showing 7.5 years can be added to one's life by having a positive perception of aging.

Dream Rangers - Inspiring Video

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. - John Barrymore

Six Ways to Fight Ageism in the Job Market and Crush the Term Overqualified

Overqualified is the easiest answer to give a candidate when an employer passes on hiring an over 45 year old candidate. It is rarely the real reason; it is the politically correct reason and the safest way to get the candidate to go away.

Move from Ageism Advocate to Activist

"The world turns on our every action, and our every omission, whether we know it or not." ― Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone I've been told talk is cheap. It doesn't take much of an investment of one's resources to talk, whether that be time, money or intellectual capital. (Well, O.K.

Call for a Consciousness-Aging Movement

FIERCE WITH AGE DIGEST #22 THE CALL FOR A CONSCIOUSNESS-AGING MOVEMENT... This critically important issue of the Digest directs our attention to the birth of what Fierce with Age is calling"The Consciousness-Aging Movement". What the Boomer generation did for consciousness-raising around inequality for women we are now called to do around the pervasive issue of ageism.

How to be an Effective Change Agent in the War on Ageism

Ageism is very much a human and civil rights issue. To learn how to be an effective change agent in the war on ageism, we only need to refer to history. President Lincoln was successful in liberating African-Americans from slavery. Martin Luther King, Jr. continued to fight for the rights and equality of those liberated...

Ageism Through a Microscope

Why call ageism on the carpet whenever it is witnessed? Why question social norms that have been accepted for decades? Because the cure for this terrible social ill begins at the individual level - those who champion it. It takes education on the subject to understand the impact that ageism continues to have on individuals...

Unspoken Rules for Aging

You might be wondering why a picture of a cow is adorning the page of a post on "Unspoken Rules for Aging." Read this great article, "Is Aging Optional?" by Craig Harper on pages 16-17 and find out. Here's a little help for navigating to the pages and making them readable.

You Can Be a Champion

Are you tired of the diminished value society places on older people? Do you believe a person who is 45 or older can be a valuable employee? Do you get angry when you hear someone say something negative about a person, or themselves, because of their age?

You Can Be a Champion

Are you tired of the diminished value society places on older people? Do you believe a person who is 45 or older can be a valuable employee? Do you get angry when you hear someone say something negative about a person, or themselves, because of their age?

When It Becomes Personal

The news story reads, "Man commits suicide after... ". The television news reporter announces, "An armed man entered a... ". The radio broadcaster says, "A woman was swindled out of her life savings when...". The doctor tells his patient, "I'm sorry, but you have (an incurable disease)..."

Championing a Cause

In my last blog I talked about how important it is to join a cause to become more of an activist in something one has passion about and believes in. In 2011, I did just that. Since then, I have been a Champion of the International Council on Active Aging's® Changing the Way We Age®...