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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ageism Works Against Seniors and Everyone Planning to Become a Senior

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How does this ad pass the smell test?  
Ageism has been defined as the tendency to regard older people as debilitated, unworthy of attention, past their prime and expendable.  It also includes stereotyping and discrimination based on age.  Popular messages about aging lead to disrespectful behavior towards seniors and the marginalization of seniors.  And for the record, we will never see enough "old bags" because we know they are not ready to be discarded in favor of a new face!!!  People expire when they die - not when they get old.