Ageism: A Global Challenge
Do you see a difference in society due to the anti-ageism work by organizations all over the world?
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“There’s a myth that all older people are revered and cared for by their families in developing countries. The reality, though, is that traditional care and support structures have frayed due to a variety of social and economic factors, and older people cannot solely rely on their families to meet their needs.”
If the world is a global village, this is perhaps no more evident than in the phenomenon of aging and ageism. In developing and developed countries alike, stereotypes, discrimination, and loss of civil rights for older persons are serious problems. Given increased longevity and lower fertility rates, older persons represent a significant part of every population and call for an energetic response.
From the UN and WHO to LeadingAge, a remarkably diverse number of organizations are working at many levels to combat ageism in most corners of the globe. READ MORE from LeadingAge on Ageism: A Global Challenge.
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