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Why is the 20th century’s astonishing leap in life expectancy typically portrayed as a disaster-in-the-making? Underlying all the hand wringing is ageism—internalized and in the culture at large—which obscures all but the most negative messages about life after 65, or 50, or just aging past youth. We urgently need a more nuanced and accurate narrative about late life. The stakes are high, because the ageism-fueled scenario will generate a very different set of responses than if we see the longevity boom as an opportunity as well as a challenge. Ashton Applewhite proposes an alternative to worrying about getting old: Wake up to the ageist messages that frame two thirds of our lives as decline, cheer up and push back. In the 20th century, the Civil Rights and women’s movements raised our awareness of racism and sexism. It’s high time to do the same around discrimination and stereotyping on the basis of age.  PLEASE NOTE: CEUs for this event are no longer available.    Please find the download for the slides for this webinar here: http://tinyurl.com/hpkbezs
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