Age-based discrimination and aging stereotypes are nothing new. For most of modern history, older adults have been marginalized in society and turned into punch lines in movies and on TV.

And, while it might seem like we are powerless to change society’s perceptions of us, the truth is that we have more control than we believe. Simply by choosing our words carefully, we can begin the process of fighting aging stereotypes. Will you join me?

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Why do you think that ageism is still the last acceptable “ism?” What do you think we, as a community, can do to fight aging stereotypes?

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