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Ageism vs The Wisdom of the Elders

By Lucinda Sykes October 06, 2021

‘Ageism’ is a word first coined in 1969 by American psychiatrist Robert N. Butler. He was referring to systematic stereotyping or discrimination against people because they are old. Through the years, the definition of ‘ageism’ has evolved to mean prejudice…

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How Ageism Is Revealed in Family Aging “Scripts”

By Kay Van Norman May 12, 2021

As a healthy aging writer, speaker and consultant for the past 20+ years, I’ve spent a great deal of time campaigning against ageism and identifying how easily it can creep into our subconscious and influence personal health beliefs and behaviors…

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Facing Ageism When Looking for Employment After 60? Don’t Stop Looking – Try Temping!

By Cheryl Therrien June 14, 2019

Many of us who are of a certain age find ourselves looking for new employment. The reasons are many and varied. What we all have in common though is the reaction we get when we apply for a new position…

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7 Powerful Ways to Fight Ageism… While Getting More from Your Own Life

By Margaret Manning April 29, 2019

Do you ever feel like “ageism” is the last “ism” to be socially acceptable? I do! This is a shame, not only because stereotyping and discriminating against any group of people is wrong… but, also because the world is aging. On a practical level, ageism robs society of its connection to the largest and most powerful demographic. So, today, I would like to offer 7 powerful ways to fight back against ageism. Along the way, I hope to give you some ideas for how to get more from your life. Join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

Exploring Ageism in the Beauty Industry… and its Impact on Our Opinions and Habits

By Margaret Manning October 27, 2018

When it comes to makeup and skincare for older women, does life imitate art? Or, does art imitate life? This is the question that I found myself pondering as I read Elise Marquam-Jahns’ article on ageism in the beauty industry. Are older women ignored in the beauty industry because most of us have deprioritized these kinds of products? Or, do we cease to care so much about what other people think because marketers aren’t presenting faces and personalities that we can relate to? I just recorded a video on this topic and I hope that you will share your opinion! Join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

6 Interesting Focus Group Findings and How They Relate to the Ageism in the Beauty Industry

By Elise Marquam-Jahns September 22, 2018

My husband will never understand how I can sit in front of the computer for hours at a time watching YouTube makeup videos. But as a makeup artist who specializes in working with women over 55, I find the product reviews offered by YouTubers to be helpful. Read More

Why is Ageism Still Allowed and How Can We Fix It?

By Sixty and Me April 30, 2018

Within the past 100 years, most of the free world has taken a stand to fight racism, sexism, anti-semitism, and heterosexism, so why is ageism still such a problem? Join us in conversation with Dr. Bill Thomas who has some eye-opening solutions to share. Enjoy the show! Read More

Fighting from Within: Connie’s Big Move Against Corporate Ageism

By Howard Fishman December 23, 2017

The following is part three of Connie’s story. Go to Part One and Part Two if you have missed the previous installments.

Finding research on ageism in the workplace: easy. Uncovering how individual companies were solving the issue: nearly impossible. Read More

A Dissident is Born: Connie Reacts to Her Experience of Ageism in the Workplace

By Howard Fishman October 24, 2017

Stung by a Millennial colleague who’d branded her an old lady, Connie did not drown her sorrows in a glass of Chardonnay. She took stock of the sobering situation with characteristic determination. Read More

Ageism and the Fitness Clothing Industry

By Stephanie Raffelock October 17, 2017

Most people, if not everyone, recognize the benefits of exercise. An entire industry has been built around promoting proactive health, with both food and drug commercials emphasizing diet and exercise. Read More