Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. — World Health Organization
A Cruel Irony: Ageism and Ableism in Senior Living Environments
Society is full of ageist and ableist messaging. Jill Vitale Aussem explores some of the most common examples of ageism and ableism in community living settings and provides tools to begin to build a culture of inclusivity.
Commitment to Challenge Ageism
A pledge to learn about and change beliefs, language and practice related to ageism and ageist attitudes.
Dress Like a 100-year old Day Call to Action
Give this call to action letter to educators and other community members as a way to help educate children about aging in a positive and respectful manner.
Framing Strategies to Advance Aging and Address Ageism on Policy Issues
This brief lays out an approach to changing public thinking about aging in America. The goal of the strategy summarized in the document is to increase public support for policies and practices that can be advanced to support a robust, healthy, age-integrated society.
Old School: Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse
Includes free and carefully vetted resources to educate people about ageism and help dismantle it.
Reframing Aging Quick Start Guide
Framing is the process of making choices about what to emphasize and what to leave unsaid. This is a quick guide with words and cues to avoid and alternatives to use in order to reframe aging. For more resources from the Reframing Initiative, go to: https://www.geron.org/programs-services/reframing-aging-initiative