Did you know that 96% of over 400 studies conducted around the world show that ageism negatively affects our health? That ageism also increases costs of care?
Maybe you’re someone who isn’t sure what to do when a healthcare professional ignores you? Talks over you? Uses elder speak? Or maybe you work with older adults—and get frustrated when you see ageism surface.
In 2021, Changing the Narrative partnered with the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging to create a 16-minute training film. The film features healthcare professionals, older adults and advocates talking about how ageism shows up in healthcare, and what we can do about it.
Our intent? To increase awareness about ageism among healthcare professionals and others who work with older adults, and activate consumers to advocate for ourselves and for system changes.
During this virtual event, we’ll show the film and then have a discussion about what we can do as individuals and providers to create more age-friendly and age-inclusive healthcare.
You’ll leave with concrete tools and resources, and a can-do attitude for your next healthcare visit.
For those of you who have expressed interest in showing the film in your organization and community, this will also give you some ideas on how to facilitate a discussion after the film.
Together, we can end ageism!
A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP