Watch the trailer for Antidotes for Ageism
Ageism is a real problem everywhere, including in healthcare. It isn’t just wrong; it has impacts on our health, lifespan and economy. That’s why, in partnership with the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, we created a short film:
Antidotes for Ageism:
A brief guide to creating inclusive care in an ageist society
(Running time: approximately 16 minutes)
The film is a compilation of interviews with professionals who serve older adults and are experts in their fields. Learn from their insights about what ageism is and how it shows up in healthcare settings. Inspire your community to take actionable steps that will remove ageism from healthcare.
From the film:
““Many times when the information is lacking, health care professionals simply omit instead of converse, and I think that’s an ageism problem where we’re deciding for the patient rather than the patient directing care with the best information we have available.” Dr. Jeff Wallace, Geriatrician
“Age discrimination, whether you’re older, whether you’re younger, has a cost for us all . . . The cost is loss of productivity, loss of knowledge, loss of insights . . . If we are more open and inclusive to people of all ages, then we all benefit.” Tony Tapia, Member, Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging
“My goal is to change the way we think about growing older, and to create a new reality where every one of us as we age can experience true belonging, meaningful purpose, and continued growth in our lives.” Jill Vitale-Aussem, President & CEO, Christian Living Communities
Learn more about age-healthy healthcare.