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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

45 Years Later: “The Old in the Country of the Young”

…the Woodstock generation. That’s you if you were under 30 in 1968, the year that gerontologist Robert Butler coined the term “ageism.” The first big wave of Baby Boomers —…

Monday, February 11, 2019

Hey, Millennials, walk a mile in our shoes

We’ve all encountered ageism, both subtle and obvious; luckily there’s a groundswell of activism and conscious raising about it that’s vital to combat it. As ageism activist and blogger Ashton…

Friday, May 12, 2017

Why You Should Watch Season 3 of “Grace and Frankie”

…long. Ageism exposed? You bet. The women’s continued attempts to get their vibrator business off the ground provides plenty of material for an ongoing string of sex-and-aging jokes, most of…

Monday, May 16, 2022

Ask Joan: Ending The Seven Year…Drought

…I could, I would switch doctors because of their ageism. I have no complaints about how I am treated by medical professionals. I have complained about ageism in my doctor’s…

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Joan Ditzion on Aging with Purpose, Passion and Power

…always been our message and vision. Let’s fast forward to now. By the way, how old are you? Seventy-four. So let’s talk about your interest in aging and ageism. I…

Monday, July 5, 2021

Why Tech is Senior-Unfriendly…and How to Fix It

…It’s technology ageism at work… …and you are ready to throw the device against the wall and go back to paper and pencil and push button phones. Why is technology…

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How to Age: Anne Karpf on Creating a New Narrative

…paradox: We’re living longer and longer on the whole than ever before, and yet we’re worrying about our health for longer. So I’m resisting ageism, but not resisting age. I’m…

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Planet Talk: “This Chair Rocks” with Ashton Applewhite

  The vast majority of older Americans live independently and enjoy their lives. So why is our view of late life so bleak? The answer is ageism, a topic that…

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Seniors Rise Up and Teach the World to Wise Up

…be older,” the campaign manifesto says. The campaign is part of the Age of No Retirement, an anti-ageism platform founded in the United Kingdom to raise the visibility of seniors…

Monday, March 17, 2014

Counting Centenarians: Lynn Adler on “Celebrate 100”

…home,” and I have to credit that experience with my having a rapport with older people that is quite direct. At 15, I didn’t know the word “ageism.” In fact,…

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Fun of Blogging at 80-plus

…you become older. I found I wanted to challenge the unthinking ageism in today’s world. It became exciting to think of topics and fun ways to raise them—like, “Why don’t…

Friday, October 5, 2012

Rules of Conduct

…containing expressions of bigotry, racism, ageism, or hatred in any form whatsoever. This, and all other rules applies to material in any format (e.g., text, graphic, symbol, photo, video). Negatively…

Friday, January 19, 2018

Men with Advanced Style

…of a name. Everyone treats you like you are already gone. I’m about to turn 90 and I’m on a mission to fight ageism.” So says Bob Miller, one of…

Thursday, May 28, 2015

How Old Is Too Old To Be President?

…being 69 or 75 today doesn’t mean what it meant 30 years ago. The “too old” chorus has been silenced by charges of ageism; still, that just means it’s gone…

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Julia Cameron: How to Get Creative in Later Life

…my own anger at the way artists were dealt with and perceived. How can artists combat ageism in our society? The best way to fight ageism is to be creative….