Our population is getting older. This impacts many things, including our workforce, health care, and quality of life. To get a picture of what this looks like, here are some realities about our aging population and ageism:

Demographics

Workforce

Ageism and age segregation

Aging population and ageism

Why are we fighting ageism? First off, because it is the right thing to do. It is unfair and inaccurate to lump a diverse group of people into a few stereotypes. Ageism diminishes us all.

We are also trying to change the narrative about aging because our population is changing and we no longer have a choice. With an aging population, ageism makes even less sense. Our prejudice against older people, including when it is against ourselves, is preventing us from creating a society where we can maximize productivity and ensure that we can all age well.

Sara Breindel, Changing the Narrative blogger