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ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Addressing Ageism in America
Event Date: 
08.05.2016 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Rush University Medical Center, Searle Conf Center
Address 2: 
1725 W Harrison St Professional Building Elevator
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Short Description: 

Please join us August 5th for a timely conversation about ageism in America, and what can be done to eradicate it.

Full Description: 

Location: 

Rush University Medical Center

Searle Conference Center

1725 W Harrison St Professional Building Elevator II

Brainard Conference Room 542

Chicago, IL

Please join us August 5th for a timely conversation about ageism in America, and what can be done to eradicate it.

ASA’s Board President Bob Blancato will present results from the 2015 research "Gauging Aging: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Aging in America." This report lays the groundwork for a larger effort to develop an evidence-based narrative about aging in our country and the needs and contributions of older adults. By comparing experts' views to those of average Americans, the report detailed a set of communications challenges to efforts to elevate public support for policies and programs that promote the well-being of older adults.

This session will also detail a partnership of eight of the nation's leading aging-focused organizations to create a better public understanding of older adults' needs and contributions to society—and subsequently to improve the lives of all people as they age.

Finally, Bob will discuss public policies related to addressing ageism.

Join us in this lively and provocative discussion about ageism—an attitude that permeates our society and inhibits optimal aging and quality of life for America's older adults – and what we can do, both collectively and individually to fight it!

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

Local contact: Mary Lou Tomecek Baker, 312-942-2053

 

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