Ageism Network

Together with our membership GWT will host conversations around how intergenerational approaches can be used to address ageism. The network will meet 3 times each year inviting guests from across the globe to share their expertise knowledge and experience to guide us in identifying ways on how we can deliver programmes and initiatives which will reduce ageism for younger and older people.

Future meetings:

Looking at Ageism though an Intergenerational Lens – Thursday 22nd September 2022, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

The age profile in Scotland is rapidly changing and the older population is increasing faster than in other parts of the UK. The country’s overall population is projected to increase from 5.3 million to 5.7 million by 2039 – with an 85% increase in those aged 75+ University of Stirling Despite these profound changes ageism is still widespread.

Guest speaker – DWIGHT C. K. TSE, School of Psychological Sciences and Health will cover ageism and some of the work that he has been involved in. A short Q & A session will take place after Dwight’s talk.

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Lets talk some more about ageism – Tuesday 25th January 2022, 10:00am – 11:30am

We want to focus on human rights for all ages through intergenerational practice promoting a life course approach and intergenerational cooperation which is one way that we can work towards combatting ageism. This session aims to keep the conversation about ageism going to help us acknowledge that there are myths and stereotypes —whether at home, at work, in the classroom, or in the policy-making space. Ageism is present in the way we think, feel and act towards others and ourselves according to age, whether we are conscious of it or not. It is everywhere, in our institutions, relationships and ourselves. We will host this workshop with network members and explore the characteristics of ageism and how challenging assumptions and attitudes is a big step towards happy healthy communities of all ages and places to feel safe to grow up and grow old in.

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