Unfortunately, ageism seems to be the last acceptable ‘ism’ – and it’s a prejudice that affects billions of people worldwide. It can negatively impact the way older people think about themselves, but knowledge is power when it comes to combatting ageism. Educating yourself about the realities of ageism empowers you to break the negative stereotypes around what it means to age.
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Age doesn't define you
Ageing Isn't A Curse. But Ageism Is A Serious Global Problem.
Agesim: why it’s time to retire the word ‘retire’
The term ‘retire’ was a word developed in the 16 th century – so why are we still using it? Consult a dictionary for the word retire and you’ll find the following ageist definitions: to withdraw to retreat to stop working because of old age or ill health to cease...
Can you recommend some resources on ageism?
In our minds Ashton Applewhite is the guru of anti-ageism. Her blog discusses current issues looking through an anti-ageist lens. ‘Yo is this ageist?’ is for those who really want to challenge themselves and learn how to do better. Find more resources on the Knowledge Lab
Everyone seems to have a say in my life now. Is this ageism?
Why does everyone feel like they can have a say in my life now that I’m older? Without knowing your individual circumstances the simple answer is probably yes. All older people will understand this question as it’s either happening to them, or they’ve seen it happen to others. It’s a...
I feel invisible now I'm older. What can be done?
Knowledge is power. Recharge your power bank, be informed and take control of your situation. We have a number of videos on our site about ageism that you might find encouraging. Alternatively, call the friendly team at Eldernet on 0800 162 706 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Is ageism a problem in New Zealand?
According to the Global report on ageism , half of the world’s population are ageist and immediate action needs to be taken. The report found that ageism is prevalent in most aspects of society, including in the provision of health and social care, in the workplace, media and the legal...
It’s hard finding work as an older person. Is it my fault?
The short answer is - no. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of older workers in the OECD – almost half of all 65 – 69-year-olds are employed. Yet many older workers find it difficult finding paid employment as they get older – and one reason behind that...
Let's end ageism
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Watch out for these ageist terms
Ageism is a prevalent issue in New Zealand – as it is for older people globally - and it is often perpetuated through the use of certain words, terms, and phrases. These words can be derogatory and disrespectful, even if they are used casually or unintentionally. It's essential to be...
What is internalised ageism and what can I do to fight it?
Ageist thinking can take many forms, from stereotypes that portray older people as incompetent or frail to discriminatory practices that limit their opportunities. Unfortunately, many older people internalise these messages, which can have a significant impact on their day-to-day life. Internalised ageism refers to the acceptance and incorporation of negative...