Changing the Narrative Podcast Guest Appearances
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Change the narrative about ageism
October 26, 2022
Janine Vanderburg leads Changing the Narrative, a Colorado-based public interest campaign working to change how people think, talk, and act about aging and ageism. In this interview, Janine discusses:
- How ageism hurts the economic security of adult in their 50s, 60s, and beyond
- How ageism has a harmful effect on the healthcare and lifespans of older adults
- How sometimes the greatest harm comes from ageism we internalize and use against ourselves.
- The business case for intergenerational teams that include older workers
- What we can do to talk back constructively to those with ageist attitudes
Hey Boomer! with Wendy Green: Celebrate Aging
September 26, 2022
“Celebrate aging. We rarely take the time to celebrate aging, because we have been sold the idea that aging is something to be avoided and not celebrated. There is a profit motive behind shaming us and telling us how to look, how to feel, how to think, so that we will buy anti-aging products. These messages reinforce our own internal biases about aging.
Janine Vanderburg leads Changing the Narrative where she works on changing the stories we tell ourselves, changing the stories about older workers in the workplace, and changing the stories about older adults in health care environments.
We also talked about the gorgeous age positive birthday cards available at Changing the Narrative. Why send your friends degrading cards, when you can share these beautiful, uplifting cards with them?”
No CoPay Radio: Age-Friendly Healthcare Initiative
July 24, 2022
Kris Geeken is interviewed about Changing the Narrative’s Age-Friendly Healthcare Initiative, which she is leading. The goal of the initiative is to educate and advocate for age-friendly healthcare experiences and policies and to increase awareness of ageism’s impact on our health and inspire people to advocate for care that aligns with their health goals.
Actively Taking on Ageism: Changing the Narrative
June 17, 2022
“Janine Vanderburg is an energy force to be reckoned with! She is the Director of Changing the Narrative, the nation’s leading effort to change the way people think, talk, and act about aging and ageism. You’ll love listening to her talk about ageist greeting cards, the concrete business reasons to retain an intergenerational workforce, and the impact of gendered ageism on women’s health care.”
Third Age Mojo: Interview with Janine Vanderburg
February 17, 2022
Cat Stone, founder and curator of Third Age Mojo, interviews Janine Vanderburg, Director of Changing the Narrative. They discuss how Janine came to be in motivated to end ageism and lead Changing the Narrative – and much more about what Changing the Narrative is doing.
Moving from an age-friendly to an age-inclusive world
July 11, 2021
“Ageism is often called the last acceptable form of discrimination. The definition of ageism is ‘stereotyping prejudice and discrimination against people based on their age.’ In this episode of Caregiver Camp Podcast, we discuss what ageism is and how it contributes to psycho-social challenges in the workplace as well as economic losses for organizations and individuals. Kris Geerken and Dr Amy Dore are joining us in this discussion with examples of ageism from the recent Coronavirus pandemic.”
Facebook Live: Let’s Challenge Our Language Around Ageism
November 6, 2019
Mavericks Senior Care podcast interviews Kris Geerken, program manager for “on the same pAGE“, a new campaign to reduce ageism through intergenerational conversations. Kris also discusses the main mission of Changing the Narrative, reframing how we think about age and older adults to combat ageism. Our words matter!