Change the way you view aging

Pat Spadafora (MSW) has her own company titled, Kaleidoscope Consulting. Pat presented a 45 minute talk on What is Ageism, Reflection Questions on stereotyping and discrimination based on age, Images and words that are pervasive in our culture, research and recommendations for changing the way we view aging. "Age is a decline, but decline only in one dimension and not the definition of who a person is and valued as a citizen."  Pat's Recommendations for changing our thoughts on aging; include older adults, don't make assumptions of what a person wants and needs based on age, have age friendly businesses and policies, know that older adults have their own needs and interests, start within.
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Introduced by self and thanked by Rotarian George.