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Self-Empowerment as a Response to Ageism

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Start : 1:00 PM Pacific
End : 2:00 PM Pacific

Part of the Generations Education Series funded in part by the Archstone Foundation

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Includes Complimentary CEUs.

Ageism is alive and well, with old-age stereotypes lurking in public and private institutions. From the water cooler to the webpage, negative age bias is frustratingly prevalent. This web seminar will briefly address ageism, but principally focus on self-empowerment as a response to current realities of aging. We will discuss a range of self-empowerment strategies through learning, updating and improving skills, taking risks, building relationship networks and confidence and developing the resilience to overcome the inevitable challenges to come. Rather than wait for solutions from another source, many individuals can step up and adapt, even as they acknowledge and embrace their age.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of ageism;
  • Define self-empowered aging;
  • Identify strategies to overcome ageism through self-empowerment; and,
  • Understand the benefits and opportunities of self-empowered aging.


Paul Irving is the chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology. Irving previously served as a corporate lawyer and CEO of a national law and consulting firm, before joining the second cohort of Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellows and beginning his “encore career” focused on the future of aging.

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