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Ageism and the Fitness Clothing Industry

By Stephanie Raffelock October 09, 2023

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…

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Ageism – Are Old Women Their Own Worst Enemies?

By Maureen Atkinson May 23, 2023

We have all seen commercials like this one before… Three older women in an empty restaurant, confused and asking, “Where is the bacon?” I wanted to shout, “Where’s the representation?” Is that how companies think older women should look and behave?

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Turning 70 and a Few Thoughts About Ageism

By Becki Cohn-Vargas April 15, 2023

My house is on a hillside near the entrance to Wildcat Canyon Park, a beautiful regional park that stretches for miles. I love walking to the park and climbing what we call the ridges. On a clear day, you can reach what you think is the top…

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Ending Ageism Creatively: Exposing Harmful Stereotypes of Older People

By Catherine Stifter June 25, 2022

Can you spot the ageism in this headline for a health article in Best Life magazine?  20 Easy Ways to Look a Decade Younger: From Sunup to Sundown, Here’s a Full-Day’s Worth of Hacks to Make Sure You Always Look Your Absolute Best Meg LaPorte says this kind of fear-based marketing aimed at older adults […]

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

By Cheryl Therrien June 07, 2022

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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Ageism in Healthcare Can Impact Your Quality of Life

By Kay Van Norman April 17, 2022

Is ageism coloring your choices and behaviors? Does it also impact the healthcare you receive? Attitudes, expectations, and beliefs about aging can impact both personal and healthcare choices for the better or worse…

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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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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