Ageism A GUARANTEED FUTURE FOR ALL
Everyone may become a target of ageism if they live long enough... - palmore
Ageism is a prejudice or discrimination against or in favor of an age group.
Aging in Society
History of Ageism, U.S.
According to Todd Nelson's, Ageism: Prejudice against our feared future self, there were two dynamic factors that caused the onset of ageism. Those were the invention of the printing press and the industrial revolution.
The most prevalent 'ism'
Ageism is by far the most widely abused and 'accepted' prejudice. It is also the hardest to reform.
Forms of positive discrimination occur through common vehicles within society: Economic, Political, Housing, Healthcare, Family.
Forms of negative prejudice and discrimination also occur within these formats, often with judgements about ability.
* Praxis * Generative Themes * Easter Experiences *Dialogue * Conscientization * Codification * Banking Concept of Knowledge *
Translation...aging healthfully. Persons born within the years of the baby boom era are now middle-aged and older adults. This population is expected to live and work longer than their predecessors. As baby boomers continue to advance into later life, there are expected increases in morbidity, disability, and dependency, as well as more demands on the health care services. (Meisner).