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Ageism Awareness Day

October 7, 2023


Ageism is the stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination directed towards others based on their age. Unfortunately, Ageism is often practiced and accepted.As people age, society begins to shift its ideas of what those people are capable of, often based on what we think we know of aging.

The American Society on Aging is promoting this day to help reframe how we talk about aging and older people in a society where ageism is pervasive.

What is Ageism?

“Ageism refers to the stereotypes (how we think), prejudices (how we feel) and discrimination (how we act) towards others or oneself based on age.” (WHO-World Health Organization). Further, ageism is the most widespread and socially accepted form of prejudice. On a global scale, one in two people is ageist according to WHO.


October 7, 2023
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