Saturday, October 7 is Ageism Awareness Day 2023
Led by the American Society on Aging, this day provides an opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impact of ageism in our society.
Become a speaker on ageism in your community
Many of you have platforms and opportunities to speak up and out about issues that you care about. If ageism is one of those, we invite you to join our speaker training on September 7, one month before Ageism Awareness Day 2023.
On September 7, 2023, we will be providing a 90 minute training session to equip you to speak on ageism in your community. The 90 minute training session will equip you to speak on ageism in your community. The cost is $149 and included in the price:
This training is designed for people comfortable with speaking and ready to add this to their repertoire. Check out the link below for more details and to register.
Connect with people of other ages
Research shows education and intergenerational connections are effective methods for reducing ageism. When we come together to share our perspectives, our attitudes shift about age and people of different ages. We can discover what we have in common. We can all participate in reducing our biases and take concrete steps in our lives to reduce ageism.
And, we have a toolkit for that! Read more about the power of connections between ages and download the intergenerational toolkit (updated September 2023!).
Host a book club discussion
Gather friends or colleagues – or maybe your existing book club or other community group – to read the book Breaking the Age Code, by Dr. Becca Levy. Then, use the toolkit to host a conversation about the impact of ageism in our lives.
Make it visual
Do you or your organization have a newsletter? If so, feel free to share our visual of a world without ageism, which you can download here
Spark a conversation with a video
How about some video prompts for a discussion about ageism? During Older Americans Month, we filmed over 60 influencers from across the United States and beyond who responded to the question, “What would aging look like if it were unbound by ageism?”
A simple idea: select a few videos that you think would resonate with your audience, whether it’s students in a classroom, older adults in a community program, or your friends and professional colleagues. Watch a video or two and then discuss what we can do to address ageism in our everyday lives.