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Let's reframe aging by changing our words


Last updated 6/16/2021 at 9:51am

By Janine Vanderburg, Changing the Narrative

As we emerge from the pandemic and acknowledge the ageism it exposed, it's time to stop and think: What can we do collectively to end ageism, whether it's birthday cards that mock getting older or being pushed out of the workplace.

While workplace age discrimination requires big solutions by policymakers and businesses, there are some things we can all do in our everyday lives that will help us reduce ageism. One is to simply eliminate from our vocabulary terms that diminish older adults and reinforce negative stereotypes.

Here are just a few wor...

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