Art of Aging ~ Ageism
Art of Aging
Ageism – A Conversation
with Sue McGrath and Jeanine Rumble
Wednesday, November 13 | 3:00-5:00pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue Manzanita
Have you ever encountered negative attitudes or experiences because of your age
Do you have age-based prejudices? | You might be surprised!
Community members and Olders, Jeanine Rumble and Sue McGrath, will lead a conversation about Ageism.
From the World Health Organization website:
Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. Ageism is pervasive and has profound negative consequences on older adults’ health and wellbeing. We need to act now to improve the lives of people everywhere… …Ageism is widely prevalent and stems from the assumption that all members of a group (for example older adults) are the same. Like racism and sexism, ageism serves a social and economic purpose: to legitimize and sustain inequalities between groups. It’s not about how we look. It’s about how people that have influence, assign meaning to how we look. In 2014, governments around the world recognized ageism as “the common source of, the justification for, and the driving force behind age discrimination.”
Jeanine and Sue will focus the conversation on becoming aware of Ageism in our culture and ourselves, watching for and challenging ageist behaviors, and forming connections to combat ageism.
They have been inspired by This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite. They highly recommend the book! If you’ve read it, consider briefly sharing your favorite quote, or something that surprised you or changed how you look at things.
“All aging is ‘successful’ – not just the sporty version – otherwise you’re dead.” -Aston Applewhite.
The Art of Aging/Dying is a program of Hoffman Center for the Arts. Email Tela Skinner at [email protected] with any questions.