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:



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

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