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January 25, 2015

Scotland’s oldest woman says stay away from men – and more from the week online

…recommended immunizations for adults 50+ are here. The Take: Ageism according to five young writers Students at the University of Washington’s The Daily took on ageism last week, with each…

April 1, 2016

Live @ The Center: Ashton Applewhite

In 2013, Senior Planet interviewed Ashton Applewhite about her then fledgling blog This Chair Rocks, an exploration of ageism that asked questions, tested scenarios and hazarded answers. Fast forward three…

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 —…

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…

October 4, 2015

Open Enrollment Tips, Brain Aging Info & More From the Week Online

…The article also includes a link to the rights center’s tips for open enrollment. Click here to read more. Playboy tackles ageism (!) “2016 may mark the year ageism finally…

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,…

March 22, 2016

The fun of stilt-dancing in your 70s — and more from the week online

…spirit and reminiscences of memory patients. Read more at Next Avenue Ageism How to counter ageism at the doctor’s office “In every part of life, including health care, it pays…

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…

August 7, 2013

7 Myths About Old People

It’s not often that a young lifestyle blogger decides to tackle ageism. So we were intrigued when we discovered on the blogging site All Women Stalk, crammed between “8 ways…

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…

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…

April 5, 2015

92-year-old inventor has a big idea – and more from the week online

…you get kids and seniors to interact in a way that’s fun and interesting for both generations and that combats ageism? The teen social-good site DoSomething.org had a smart idea:…

November 9, 2017

Catching Up with Our Bodies Ourselves: Q&A with Joan Ditzion

…interest in aging and ageism. Joan: I have been in geriatric social work since my 40s and I was very close to my mother. I was involved in her care…

December 9, 2013

All the Selves We Have Been: Lynne Segal on How We Really Experience Aging

…old. She speaks to the generation of political radicals and sexual revolutionaries who mobilized against many isms – but not ageism – and who have been prone to negativity, self-loathing…

October 12, 2012

What’s So Bad About the Name “Senior”?

…and rallying cry for crass commercialism. In the end, regardless of which label we use, the only real danger is in succumbing to insidious ageism. I remember cringing recently as…