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Ageism

Age Discrimination Takes Its Toll

newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 01.13.2012 | Fifty

Raise your hand if you've felt that people treat you with less respect or courtesy than others, that they act as if you're not smart, that you get poo...

Make This the Year to Embrace Your Age

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Isn't it time to change how we view aging? Have we created a society of "haves" and "have nots" based not so much on how much we have, but on how much we can spend on looking younger?

Fount Of Blessing, Fount Of Youth: Age And The American Church

Ryan Harper | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Ryan Harper

American churches should stop fawning over young people like me. The fact that I and my demographic are so idealized bespeaks a profound, if often unintentional, ageism.

Yoga, Business and the Secret of Everlasting Youth

Francine Hardaway | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

About 15 years ago, after more than 25 years as a runner, I awoke one morning to incredible back pain -- as in, I couldn't get out of bed. Because I was in the habit of running, it never occurred to me to stop.

Growing Bolder: How to Be Attractive to Lovers, Friends and Employers

Marc Middleton | Posted 01.23.2012 | Fifty
Marc Middleton

It's supposed to be the best time of our lives. For many, it's become the worst. There are now more single, unemployed and lonely men and women over the age of 50 than ever before.

Unemployment Is Rocking The Love Boat

AARP | Debra Silverberg | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

Claiming a headache used to be the nice way to tell your other half that you weren't in the mood. When one of you is unemployed, it can affect far mor...

Stand Up To Ageism

High50 | Linda Kelsey | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

When I first heard that an anonymous actress was suing Amazon. which owns IMDB (the Internet Movie Database), for more than $1 million dollars for pub...

Ageism in the Job Market: Truth or Hype?

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.10.2011 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Are you over 50 and feeling overlooked? If so, you're not alone. There's no doubt about it, looking for work is tough and it's even more difficult for mature jobseekers. Or is it?

That Wedding Bell Could Have Been Mother-in-Law Hell

Sally Abrahms | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Sally Abrahms

We live in an ageist society, where old and infirm family members are often invited out of obligation, not genuine desire.

Question Authority: The Boomers Are Coming and They Won't Play Dead

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Bernard Starr

Politicians beware -- the boomers are coming. Like drill sergeants you may bark your marching orders and expect unchallenged compliance. But this army will march to its own drum beat.

Growing Bolder: How Old Are You?

Marc Middleton | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

When someone says, "But I don't feel 50," it implies that 50 is supposed to feel bad. We believe that because we've been programmed to believe it for decades. We have the power to redefine what it means to grow old.

S&P Decided Your Aging Parents Are Destroying America: Is That OK With You?

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

What if some factor in Standard & Poor's downgrade is their unchallenged belief that older adults are essentially a "burden" -- that your mom and dad (and in the years ahead -- you) have absolutely nothing useful to contribute to society?

Why Aging Doesn't Have to Mean Boring

Pat Montandon | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Pat Montandon

Faced with a body that may not be able to physically perform like it once did -- and perhaps plagued with family issues or retirement concerns that are unique to aging -- older folks are often fearful ...

Elder Abuse in America Today

William Mapother | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
William Mapother

Elder abuse occurs in a variety of forms: physical, mental, sexual, financial and neglect. With its focus on youth, consumption and productivity, and living for today, our culture is complicit in this turning away.

Treat the Patient, Not the Age

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Respect should always be part of the any treatment, and when a person is treated solely on the basis of antiquated "age-thinking," there is a problem.

The Elimination Of Busy: The Spiritual Discipline Of Being Present

Lynn Casteel Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lynn Casteel Harper

While I am not advocating that we forsake obligations and wipe clean our calendars, I am searching for more meaningful ways to frame our activity in the world.

The Not So Secret War Against the Very Old and the Very Young

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

I am not asking Americans to change -- just get back to who they were -- a people with a deep sense of responsibility towards those who could not care for themselves.

Lauren Hutton -- Still a Trailblazer

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marcia G. Yerman

Here Lauren Hutton was again, in 2011, surrounded by pages of commercially flawless babes. Boldly and knowingly looking into the camera, she demands to be experienced on her own ground.

"Oscar Is an Old Man, Too, and Respected for It. Why Aren't Hollywood's Stars?"

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Why NOT parade two witty, aging, bad boys with spirit and style who represent H-wood instead of two young newbies who have just learned to say 'hello'?

Age: Truth In Numbers

Renata Helfman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Renata Helfman

So is this where cougars, short term marriages, early mid-llfe crises and, most of all, an illusion that the years are something to be ashamed of come into play?

Tough Loving the NYTimes #2: Japan's 'Generational Roadblock'

Paul Kleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Kleyman

For me a cautionary flag goes up whenever I read or hear a piece of so-called journalism that poses an issue in a way that blames a demographic group or otherwise vulnerable population segment.

Over 30? Quit Whining About The Next Generation At Work

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

Every generation gripes about the next one. If you're complaining about young peoples' short attention spans caused by Twitter or the reduction in their thinking and problem solving skills caused by Google, stop it.

Growing Bolder: What Was Under Your Tree?

Marc Middleton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

Amazingly, most "experts" still subscribe to the outdated and outright ridiculous belief that all 50-plus consumers are poor, overly frugal, highly technophobic and averse to switching brands.

Growing Bolder: Hef is No Longer Smashing Stereotypes -- He's Become One

Marc Middleton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

Hanging out with younger people is a great way to stay young yourself. There is power in most intergenerational relationships. But Hef's relationships have gone from laudable to laughable.

Celebrating All Humanity: Confronting Ageism In Society And In The Church

Lynn Casteel Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lynn Casteel Harper

Faith communities must, for the sake of our own spiritual well-being, engage and be engaged by the power and possibilities of older congregants.