Imagine a world without ageism

We know ageism can take many forms and it takes place in different aspects of our society which result in attitudes of ageism showing prejudice towards younger and older people. We want to ‘talk about’ ageism towards younger and older generations exploring the difference that intergenerational relationships can make to challenge ageism. Stereotyping focuses mainly on the negative aspects of ageing, with older age being seen as a decline in older people’s physical ability and mental capacity.

Stereotypical images present pictures of older people who are:
Socially isolated.
Living with physical or mental ill health.
Unable to take part in physical activity.
Being an economic burden on society.

Stereotypical images present pictures of young people who are:
Binge drinkers. All of them drink too much.
Gravitating towards annoying activities for example BMX’s and skateboarding.
Loud and hang around street corners.
Lazy and can’t be bothered.

We are hosting a conversation about ageism to look at how we can change the way we think about age and each other. This is the second session in our series about looking at *#Ageism*with an intergenerational approach. We are please to announce that we have a panel of older people from Scottish Older People’s Assembly (SOPA) and younger people for The Scottish Youth Parliament will talk about challenges of ageism to both generations.

#AWorld4AllAges #intergenerational interventions and using educational activities

Come along and join us on Monday 20th September 2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm. Book your place