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Let’s Create a Mass Movement Against Ageism!

By Margaret Manning June 12, 2017

The word activist has a strange ring to it. Yet, when the cause is worth it—why not join the movement? In today’s conversation, ageism activist Ashton Applewhite will share her thoughts on becoming a part of a community of active women. Enjoy the show! Read More

Fighting Back Against Ageism Can Help You to Live Happier and Healthier

By Margaret Manning June 10, 2017

Society and the media make us think that ageing is bad and we must do everything we can to prevent it. But they are wrong! Join us in conversation with ageism activist Ashton Applewhite, who says that people get happier as they get older—as long as they embrace their age with a positive attitude. Enjoy the show! Read More

3 Powerful Antidotes to Ageism: Awareness, Integration and Activism

By Margaret Manning June 08, 2017

Discrimination is a dirty word. And yet, we encounter it every day in many forms. What does ageism mean in our society? Join us in conversation with ageism activist Ashton Applewhite, who will tell us more about some things we can do toward erasing our own ageist mentality. Enjoy the show! Read More

I’m Angry About Ageism! Let’s Work Together to Fix it!

By Margaret Manning May 31, 2017

Since starting Sixty and Me, I have always tried to be as neutral as possible when it comes to political, social and cultural issues. But, today, I have something that I just need to get off my chest… I am so mad about ageism. In my opinion, this is an issue that we can all come together to solve and I would like brainstorm with you about how exactly to do this. Come 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

Sam Elliott Says Ageism is a Real Issue in Hollywood – Especially for Older Women

By Margaret Manning December 11, 2016

The women in our community love Sam Elliott for many reasons. Some of us appreciate how he makes us feel. Others love his unique voice, which has appeared in movies ranging from iconic Westerns to light-hearted cartoons. Still others simply think that he’s a great actor. I’m a fan for all these reasons and more! Read More

Family BBQs, Exploding Phones, Storms and Ageism in the Workplace

By Margaret Manning September 03, 2016

For the next few days, our sisters in the U.S. and Canada will be celebrating the Labor Day weekend. If you live in one of these countries, I hope that you have a fabulous time with friends and family, enjoying the great outdoors and eating tasty food! Join us as we discuss this story plus the latest on Tropical Storm Hermine, a warning about the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, a bombing in the Philippines’s and the truth about ageism in the workplace. Come join us for a cup of tea 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 Ideas for Creating Cash Flow and Escaping Ageism in the Workplace

By Penelope Jane Whiteley August 17, 2016

It’s interesting to note how governments are universally at pains to promote the employment of the over 50’s. They aim to keep them working as long as possible.

Is this to prevent governments having to pay pensions? Or are they beginning to understand that people over 50, are no longer old? Personally, I think it’s the former. Read More

Meryl Streep Has Had Enough of Ageism

By Margaret Manning May 04, 2015

Hollywood has never taken a particularly positive view on aging. In the movies, older characters are usually portrayed as “over the hill,” grumpy and out of touch. The aging process itself is usually presented as something to be feared, not embraced. Read More

When it Comes to Ageism in Hollywood, Society is to Blame, Says Antonio Banderas

By Margaret Manning March 27, 2015

Does life imitate art or does art imitate life? That’s the crux of the question raised by Antonio Banderas’ recent comments on ageism in Hollywood. Read More

It’s Time to Get Angry About Ageism! Madonna’s Ready for a Fight

By Margaret Manning March 21, 2015

When I first read Madonna’s recent comments about ageism in Rolling Stone, I wasn’t sure what to think. On the one hand, I’ve seen first-hand how ageism can impact people over 60. I’ve heard heart-breaking stories of people being pushed out of their jobs, passed over for promotions and marginalized socially. Ageism is real and it should be addressed. Read More