REAL Photo Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the REAL Photo Contest. This was our first contest and we were delighted with the participation! To everyone who submitted a photo, voted, or shared on social media, thank you for being a vital part of fighting visual ageism,...
Visual Ageism – What we see matters

Visual Ageism – What we see matters

Sara Breindel, Changing the Narrative blogger Take a look at the pictures. At first, the obvious connection is that they all portray older people. Look deeper. These pictures all have something else in common. They reinforce the ideas that older people are frail and...

Aging: It’s the frame, not the picture

To evaluate something, we need the whole picture. When we can see only one piece, we cannot accurately assess its value. Aging is one of many examples. Consider parenting. You get no training and you cannot quit. Lives are in your hands. There will be sickness,...

Place Your Vote in the REAL Photo Contest

Your vote matters! We would love to know which of the photos submitted you feel is a ‘Realistic Example of Aging in Life’. When casting your vote, keep the Official Contest Rules in mind, and also view the short video which explains the contest in more detail. Here is...
Goodness, at Every Age

Goodness, at Every Age

By Laurie Brock, ChangeAGEnt, Changing the Narrative I recently saw Won’t You Be my Neighbor, the biopic movie about Fred Rogers. Like many who viewed it, I found the film very moving, particularly in the way it conveys the importance of simple goodness in our lives....
What is ageism and why should we care about it?

What is ageism and why should we care about it?

By Janine Vanderburg, Initiative Manager and Laurie Brock, Change AGEnt –  If you are like many of us who have been working to end ageism, at some point someone has asked you:   What is ageism, and why should we care? So here is a definition and a few statistics to...