Do You Know Somebody That Needs an Aging-Attitude Adjustment?
Aging is often misunderstood and this
creates obstacles to advancing productive practices and policies that can be
put into place to increase and support a robust, healthy, age-integrated
society. Recently, multiple aging
organizations and forward-thinking funders set out to find a way to change the
narrative about aging issues, and they worked with the FrameWorks Institute
investigate this issue and make recommendations for re-framing the aging
narrative in America. The priorities they
set forth include the following:
- Redefine aging itself.
- Highlight how social contexts and social policy influences
- Elevate awareness that ageism exists, and that it can be
addressed through sound policies and practices.
- Create a sense of shared stake, public purpose, and
potential for improvement.
Review the FrameWork Institute's toolkit
for more information about this important initiative. You may also wish to check your implicit bias towards aging through Project Implicit
, a program created by multiple researchers
interested in implicit social cognition. After clicking "I wish to proceed," select the blue button for "Age IAT" to begin the test.