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Acting Against Ageism


Tuesday, January 24
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A conversation with Ashton Applewhite, anti-ageism advocate and the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Yet research shows that people are happiest at the beginning and at the end of their lives. Dementia rates are falling. Older adults enjoy better mental health than the young or middle-aged. So how come so many of us assume that depression, diapers, and dementia lie ahead?

Join us for an online workshop as Cathleen Toomey, host of the award-winning podcast Seniority Authority, chats with Ashton about the work she has done to catalyze a movement, expose ageist myths, and examine the roots of ageism in our society and culture.

Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. An internationally recognized expert on ageism, she speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? and a co-founder of the Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse. Ashton is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it.

The event will be hosted via Zoom, an online application for computer presentations. After you RSVP using the form below, you will receive a confirmation email. This will be followed up with a link to join. If you’re new to using Zoom, we’ll gladly help you get set up and provide tech support if needed. It’s easy, it’s free, and we’re looking forward to seeing you on screen, soon!

This event will be recorded. Please call Jody  Crotty at 603-590-4002 or email [email protected] for questions.