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A Cruel Irony: Ageism and Ableism in Senior Living Environments

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Guide: Jill Vitale-Aussem, President & CEO, The Eden Alternative

We know that our society is full of ageist and ableist messaging. Senior living communities should be a safe haven from this barrage of negativity, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, some of the most damaging examples of ageism and ableism occur right under our noses as residents living with frailty or different abilities are marginalized, ostracized and segregated from the rest of the population. This webinar will expose some of the most common examples of ageism and ableism in community living settings and provide tools to begin to build a culture of inclusivity.


A Cruel Irony: Ageism and Ableism in Senior Living Environments
45 minutes / FREE
Thursday, August 15, 2:00 – 2:45 pm EST

Registration closes 1 hour prior to the event


Jill Vitale-Aussem

Jill Vitale-Aussem serves as President & CEO of The Eden Alternative, an international non-profit dedicated to creating quality of life for Elders and their care partners, wherever they may live. Jill has over 20 years of operational experience leading senior living organizations and has been involved with the person-directed care and support movement since 2008. She is a licensed nursing home administrator, a certified assisted living administrator and an Eden Alternative Guide and Educator. Jill is passionate about creating community cultures of excellence, growth, and empowerment and writes and speaks nationally on the topics of culture, leadership, and ageism.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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