Wednesday, January 11, 2012
4. Learn more about ageism and discrimination.
It is very common for older adults to face discrimination in housing, health, and other key services. They may be treated as burdens on services, excluded from or simply refused admission to services. Learn to recognize when "neutral policies" are not "neutral" in their effect on seniors. Also recognize how ageism intersects with other "isms" such as sexism or racism. and
5. Listen to seniors who have experienced ageism.
They are in the best position to tell us how ageism affects their lives.