Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 11/05/2021

"Aging is not about old people; it's about everyone." discussion on Ageism and Age Discrimination


A thought-provoking live & interactive discussion on Ageism and Age Discrimination with noted author Jeff Rubin.Author Of Wisdom Of Age and Advocate For Positive Ageing

Please support the change.org initiative Stop Ageism: Support Elder Rights www.change.org/stop-ageism

Chat Transcript

12:10:15     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Jeffs website https://wisdomofage.net/

12:11:13     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Age Wave https://agewave.com/

12:12:00     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Old Age is Not for Sissies https://www.amazon.com/Old-Age-Not-Sissies-Linkletter/dp/0451822048

12:20:13     From  Diane Watson : Age is a state of mind- there are some young 90 yr olds and old 40 yr olds

12:23:03     From  Joanne Johnson   to   Hosts and panelists : We are so hung-up on labels !!!!

12:24:01     From  Joanne Johnson   to   Hosts and panelists : Respect and dignity do not have an “ age”

12:27:09     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Joanne Johnson to All Panelists 12:24 PM

We are so hung-up on labels !!!!

Respect and dignity do not have an “ age”

12:28:08     From  Meryl Kobrin : Yes, at the heart of this discussion is bias against older adults

12:30:12     From  mary busse : This presentation goes deeper into the concept of "ageism", beyond the words we use to attitudes.

12:32:25     From  Dana Bradley : Great conversation Jeff. Thank you for bringing your insights to all of us.    Exciting to see you bring the rights of older persons into our dialog.

12:34:07     From  Joanne Johnson   to   Hosts and panelists : Yes. Drop the -isms

12:35:21     From  Joanne Johnson   to   Hosts and panelists : Age? A product of and testimony to our increased ability to live long and fruitful lives.

12:36:28     From  Jeanne Smith : Your recommendations for us to stay vibrant?

12:36:36     From  Ronald Skotz : Fantastic points!

12:38:00     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Stop Ageism: Support Elder Rights www.change.org/stop-ageism

12:38:32     From  Barbara Sperry   to   Hosts and panelists : Is ageism being perpetuated by technology?  i.e. while it is very helpful to us, it is also divisive…those who “get it” and those who do not!  For many older adults, they are left the dust.

12:39:14     From  Michelle Larson : It comes down to respect or lack there of

12:41:22     From  Dana Bradley   to   Hosts and panelists : Jeff, Looking forward to future collaborations between you and UMBC's new Global Ageing Center focusing on the rights of older persons.  Colleagues across the globe will be encouraged by your work.  Thank you, DBB

12:41:32     From  Joanne Johnson   to   Hosts and panelists : My dream would be for day care centers to be adjacent to Senior living communities

12:42:39     From  Jeanne Smith : You could become your own worst enemy

12:43:09     From  Ken Silverstein : I had an uncle who was an avid golfer and I remember him saying to me as a kid "Golf is a game you can grow old with."

12:43:29     From  Kathleen Winters   to   Hosts and panelists : How do we address neglect, abuse,  fraud  of elders by children especially when the elder may not perceive this as abuse or have a means to report?  Is this partly an education issue?

12:43:54     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Senior Service Corp https://americorps.gov/serve/americorps-seniors

12:44:22     From  Joanne Johnson   to   Hosts and panelists : And if you can’t play golf you can still coach kids!

12:44:58     From  Michelle Larson : My grandmother was in this program

12:45:41     From  Meryl Schaffer : I was in Bed Bath & Beyond.  Standing  in the check out line, there was a senior couple standing behind me.  I noticed that they did not have a 20 percent off coupon in their hands for the item they were purchasing.  I handed them one of mine.  You would have thought that I was handing them a bar of GOLD, the way they expressed their gratefulness..  Little things like this go a long way.

12:45:58     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program https://americorps.gov/serve/fit-finder/americorps-seniors-foster-grandparent-program

12:46:27     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program https://americorps.gov/serve/fit-finder/americorps-seniors-senior-companion-program

12:54:45     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Stop Ageism: Support Elder Rights www.change.org/stop-ageism

12:54:49     From  Karen Brutsche : I've noticed that during the pandemic many workers in their 60's and 70's have left or are leaving their careers. It'll be interesting to see what shifts in employment and volunteerism will result.

12:57:51     From  Patrice Henry : thank you so much Jeff, very informative

12:58:28     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : jeff@wisdomofage.net

12:58:42     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Jeff Rubin

Author Of Wisdom Of Age

Advocate For Positive Ageing

12:58:42     From  Meryl Schaffer : Yes!  Many thanks for this most important  conversation!!!

12:58:50     From  Jeanne Smith : Thank you

12:59:08     From  Karen Brutsche : thank you for your advocacy


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