One of the most widespread and socially accepted forms of prejudice—ageism—is defined by the World Health Organization as “the stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel) and discrimination (how we act) towards others or oneself based on age.” ASA is committed to combating ageism and driving age inclusion.
Check out the following ways we are actively working to promote age inclusion and advocate against ageism.
Our Ageism & Culture Advisory Council is Organizing to Celebrate Ageism Awareness Day
We are reaching out to our members and allies to collaborate with us because together, we can make a difference. Ageism Awareness Day provides an opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impact of ageism in our society and how to reframe aging.
Members interested in participating can access tools to use, guidance on how to use them and suggestions for ways to reach your community and others with this information. Click here to view the available tools.
Join the discussion thread to learn how other members plan to participate in Ageism Awareness Day. ASA members can click here to view the discussion thread.
Age-Inclusive Imagery with Shutterstock
ASA has partnered with Shutterstock to promote more age-inclusive imagery in marketing and advertising. Together, we are working to promote more inclusive images that will reframe how the world sees older adults. This resource was designed to be available and to support everyone across industries and sectors.
Click here to explore a curated collection of age-inclusive content on Shutterstock that showcases the aging experience across a broad range of settings, relationships, identities, abilities and lifestyles. You can use these images and videos to display authentic portrayals of growing older and help dispel negative stereotypes of aging.
Tackle Ageism at On Aging 2023
Connect with experts in aging at the nation’s largest multi-disciplinary conference on aging. No matter your field, a growing aging population will impact your work, presenting new obstacles, but also providing new opportunities. On Aging 2023 offers our attendees the unique opportunity to build an age-inclusive strategy that will drive your work and your mission forward.
Age-Inclusive Stories in the Legacy Interviews
The Legacy Interviews allows us to learn from our past as we plan for a more age-inclusive future. Featuring in-depth conversations with diverse pathfinders who have spent decades in the fields of aging, health and social services and hosted by Ken Dychtwald, the Legacy Interviews are now available as a 12-part webcast, a 12-part podcast, a newly released book and a 60-minute documentary airing nationally on public television beginning October 2022.
Our members are experts in their fields and are the best people to teach others about how to combat ageism and drive forward age inclusion. Do you have an idea for a Generations article or a Members Only Event promoting age inclusion? If so, pitch us.
Your Organization Belongs at ASA
Your organizational membership allows for all of your employees to learn more about what it means to be age inclusive. We know that we cannot effect change without your participation.
Explore Organizational Membership options here.