From "Ok, Boomer" to "BoomerRemover"—we've seen a rise in ageist
language since the onset of the pandemic, and an exposure of the ageism
that is embedded in our institutions and our culture. Too often, we are
hearing—and maybe ourselves using—ageist words, language and
But all of us have opportunities to address ageism, defined by the World
Health Organization as "prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination based
In this interactive, online workshop, you'll learn:
- What ageism is, and the harmful effects it has not only on older adults, but on all of us
- The benefits to all of us as we age of having positive views of aging
- How the general public thinks older people and about aging in America
- Effective strategies to reduce ageism
- Language that we can use, and things we can say when people make ageist remarks or talk to us using "elderspeak"
- Then we'll brainstorm strategies for addressing ageism as we encounter it, creating a better world for all of us.
The online workshop is hosted by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Colorado and Changing the Narrative in Colorado, a campaign to change
the way people think, talk and act about aging and ageism. Read more
about us here: https://changingthenarrativeco.org/
If you or someone you know has experienced ageism, if you're frustrated
by some of the stereotypes you're seeing in print or digital media, or
if you simply want to know more about why this is important—you won’t
want to miss this. Together, we can make a difference.
The workshop is free, but you must register to receive the log-in
information. Register at the link above and we'll send you Zoom log in information 24 hours before the workshop.