International Day of Older Persons
Today, we're celebrating you!
Annually, October 1 is designated by the UN as a day to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly. One of this year's objectives is to work to eliminate ageism and age discrimination.
1 in 5 U.S. workers is age 55+.
64 % of workers say they experienced age discrimination in the workplace.
58% believe age discrimination began while in their 50's.
3 out of 4 women experience age discrimination in the workplace.
Not just in the workplace, older adults experience ageism during daily life, especially when it comes to technical know-how. Have people treated you like a dinosaur when it comes to that new smart phone or app?
Out of the Box celebrates you and the richness of your life experiences.
Interested in learning more about combating ageism?
Join my friend, Helen Hirsh Spence from Top Sixty on Oct. 1, for an open forum on Zoom to identify and promote ideas and activities that everyone can engage in to address ageism.
Have you experienced ageism?
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