Latest Ageism Stories

2010-07-14 08:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, on the 45th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act: "The 45(th) anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA) is an important landmark in our country's commitment to meeting the needs of older adults.

2010-05-05 09:45:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leading senior living organization is calling upon the producers of NBC's Saturday Night Live to use comedian Betty White's upcoming appearance to combat hurtful stereotypes about the elderly. The Assisted Living Federation of America (www.alfa.org), the nation's leading association for assisted living providers, asked SNL producer Lorne Michaels to fight ageism and negative stereotypical portrayals of the very old in next Saturday's show...

2010-03-05 10:26:46

Sixteen percent of the UK population is 65 or older, and for the first time, there are more people over the age of 65 than there are under the age of 18.

2009-10-14 09:20:00

Events throughout the country; New national website to launch WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) is proud to announce Aging in Place Week 2009, a nationwide celebration of America's seniors.

2009-10-01 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Think robots exist just in the movies? Think again.

2009-08-26 01:50:00

Canadian researchers say visiting grandma may help keep toddlers from forming negative age stereotypes about the elderly.

2009-08-20 14:25:00

It's easy to list the negative stereotypes attributed to the elderly: they are considered forgetful, hard-of-hearing, absent-minded and confused.

2009-07-19 11:21:40

The British government's official voice for older people, Joan Bakewell, alleges the BBC routinely cuts ties with female news presenters after they turn 50. The Sunday Times of London reported the ageism czar for the British government met with BBC director-general Mark Thompson this weekend to discuss the broadcaster's lack of older female TV news stars. It's like they have all somehow died off, Bakewell, 76, said.

2009-06-23 07:25:00

John K. Hulett Highlights Age Discrimination and Challenges of Finding a Job in Middle Age MINNEAPOLIS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American jobs are vanishing at a rapid rate in today's dismal economy.

2009-06-09 07:25:00

Innovators in Four Locations to Hold Discussions on Aging in Place throughout June With Grants Available for Innovative Community Ideas WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a national movement to promote "Aging in Place" initiatives, four communities in America will be hosting workshops throughout the month of June, bringing local experts together for discussions aimed at helping older Americans remain in their communities.

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