Addressing Ageism in America
8:30 am – 10:30 am
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Please join us August 5th for a timely conversation about ageism in America, and what can be done to eradicate it.
ASA’s Board President Bob Blancato, and ASA President/CEO Bob Stein, will present results from the 2015 research “Gauging Aging: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Aging in America.” This report lays the groundwork for a larger effort to develop an evidence-based narrative about aging in our country and the needs and contributions of older adults. By comparing experts’ views to those of average Americans, the report detailed a set of communications challenges to efforts to elevate public support for policies and programs that promote the well-being of older adults.
This session will also detail a partnership of eight of the nation’s leading aging-focused organizations to create a better public understanding of older adults’ needs and contributions to society—and subsequently to improve the lives of all people as they age.
Finally, they will discuss public policies related to addressing ageism.
Join us in this lively and provocative discussion about ageism—an attitude that permeates our society and inhibits optimal aging and quality of life for America’s older adults – and what we can do, both collectively and individually to fight it!
Bob Blancato, MPA
President, Matz, Blancato & Associates