Pro Tip for Family Caregivers: IMPROVISE

Pro Tip for Family Caregivers: IMPROVISE

Caregiving for a loved one is HARD. It's hard on the giver and on the receiver. As much as it can be rewarding, it can also be frustrating, thankless, inconvenient, demanding, and—dare I say it—ageist.  If we're not careful. Perhaps you've seen or experienced it: the...

NotAfraidofMyBirthday

NotAfraidofMyBirthday

How are you feeling about your next birthday? Depressed? Over it? Maybe that's because we need to change the narrative about how we think about aging. What if birthday celebrations became a moment of celebration instead of dread? Just over a year ago Changing the...

5 Ways to Silence Your Inner Ageist Judge

5 Ways to Silence Your Inner Ageist Judge

Curious minds want to know: Do you let your wrinkles, greys, or aging body dictate what you do or don’t do?  Do you allow social assumptions like “Old people are not tech savvy,” or “Old people can’t successfully start a new career” stop you from pursuing the career...

Turns out it’s a competition after all

Turns out it’s a competition after all

Recently, the Associated Press published an article entitled, “The Return of Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee is a Boon for US Gymnastics. It’s Created a Logjam, Too.” Then, the other night during a Baltimore Orioles baseball game, one of the announcers noted that because...

Real Aging: Nothing to Prove

Real Aging: Nothing to Prove

Editor's note: The following is a submission from guest contributor Trish Laub, previously interviewed in this blog.  “When there’s nothing to lose and there’s nothing to prove, I’ll be dancing with myself!” – Billy Idol I have never felt more alive than I did on May...

Seeing hope in the movement to end ageism

Seeing hope in the movement to end ageism

To be truly radical is to make hope possible instead of despair convincing. Last Monday, I moderated the kickoff keynote panel on ageism and ableism at the American Society on Aging's #OnAging2023 conference. I quoted Raymond Williams, then asked panelists Ashton...

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