February 21, 2019: How Do We Make Sense of the Images We See of Aging and Our Everyday Experiences?
Guide: Penny Cook, Pioneer Network
We’re hearing and reading more about growing older than ever before. Maybe because we’re all doing it. We see images of 90-year old people running marathons, skydiving and bodybuilding. There is an indirect message that this is what we should aspire to be. And yet we provide care and support to other 90-year old people who live in assisted living communities and nursing homes. Do we see them differently because of where they live and their abilities? Is there a different kind of ageism happening in care communities? Come with us on this journey of exploration as we present the first of a year-long series of webinars looking at the perceptions of aging, ageism and person-centered living.