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Ageism

Is this the most Ageist Ad of all time?

Adweek called this a “Comically Savage” election PSA series; but there’s nothing comic about it.  This ad series tries to scare Millennials into voting by portraying older people, who vote in much higher numbers, as greedy, selfish monsters.  Read about the series and watch the ads here. At a time when our society is more…

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Q&A: Dancer Naomi Goldberg Haas

As a classically trained ballet dancer expected to watch her figure constantly, Naomi Goldberg Haas went on tour with a modern vaudeville act and was delighted to see people of all shapes and sizes on stage. She set up Dances for a Variable Population (learn more here),  a non-profit multigenerational dance company, in 2005 when she…

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A Special Message for Senior Planet members

While every month is Older American’s month at Senior Planet, May is specifically designated Older American’s Month by the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living.  The 2018 theme is one Senior Planet members are well familiar with: Engage at Every Age.  This theme encourages everyone to enrich their own lives and to…

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Q&A With Margaret Gullette, Ageism Warrior

“Ageism is everywhere,” says 77-year -old cultural critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette.  “And the ageisms  go from insults that may be laughable to real assaults.” Dr. Gullette knows. A Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, Gullette has  written many well-received books, essays and articles on the subject. She’s now  internationally recognized as…

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Quotes to inspire your New Year

Boost your new year’s resolve, gain new perspective, and find new insights with these quotes from philosophers, authors, performers and leaders. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha       “You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.” – Ethel Barrymore       “Life shrinks or expands in proportion…

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Listen: Ending Ageism

Margaret Morganroth Gullette is a well-known anti-agism warrior and a thoughtful and insightful thinker about aging and its issues. She is the resident scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandies University and the author of books like Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and Aged by Culture…

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