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Responding to Ageism – Ever wonder what to do in the moment when you hear something that bothers you? Here are some ideas for how to respond to comments.

Reframe Your Internalized Ageism – Ageism includes our beliefs about ourselves, impacting how we think and act. When we have negative and unrealistic stereotypes about aging, it hurts our well-being. Check out these crowdsourced ideas for reframing.

Age-Friendly Quick Guide – This one-pager lists three communication challenges that can come up during healthcare interactions and then ideas for both healthcare providers and patients on how to respond.

Advocate for Your Health – These examples of how to respond to ageist comments during interactions was crowdsourced by participants in our webinars and activist meetings.

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