News tagged with Ageism

‘The New Middle Age: Ways to thrive in the longevity economy’ – National Ageing Research Institute

This paper calls for a new policy framework for ‘a middle-ageing Australia’. It offers ideas for policy reform across the areas of work, education, health and community-building regarding the growing middle-aged demographic.

There are seven million Australians aged 50-75 years who are facing an extended life expectancy in a volatile and rapidly changing economic and political environment. The authors argue that Australia and its political leaders have an opportunity to take the lead in bringing the nation round to a … Read the rest

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International Day of Older Persons 2017

 

Stepping into the Future: Tapping into the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Person’s in Society.

Ageism is a widely prevalent and prejudicial attitude that stems from the assumption that age discrimination, and sometimes neglect and abuse of older persons is a social norm and therefore, acceptable. It is a reality in some form in all societies, and finds expression in individuals’ attitudes, institutional and policy practices, as well as media representation that devalue and exclude older persons.

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International Day of Older Persons – Saturday 1 October 2016

Take a Stand Against Ageism

For older people, ageism exists – everyday, and yes, it’s challenging and heart-breaking.

More often than not, older people (50 years plus) are:

  1. Overlooked for employment
  2. Restricted from social services
  3. Stereotyped in the media
  4. Marginalised and excluded from their communities

Ageism seems to be everywhere – and quite often is socially normalised and accepted.

Ageism is portrayed from every angle – especially in the media, with characters who are older being seen as senile, nosey … Read the rest

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RAGE Against Ageism

Last month’s Seniors Week brought out some interesting perceptions about seniors and ageing. We will be following this up over the next twelve months through continuing the Face of Ageing campaign. The intention of this campaign is to challenge the negative attitudes and stereotypes faced by older adults.

Recent research by the International Federation on Ageing revealed that ageism was the most tolerated form of social prejudice when compared to gender or race-based discrimination. The Revera Report on Ageism: Independence Read the rest

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