Heightened risks of the novel coronavirus for older adults have been apparent from the earliest days of the pandemic.1 Those risks translated to devastating outcomes. More than 40% of US fatalities have been residents and employees of nursing homes...
The actor’s latest project is about the joy of sex, as well as its capacity to exploit, control and kill. She discusses the pleasure of life after being written off by Hollywood and the beauty business
Ashton ApplewhiteWonderful interview with the divine Isabella Rossellini, who happens to be exactly my age. "This is the great thing about getting old: things that preoccupied you when you were young cease to preoccupy you."
Progressive companies have to address the issue of gendered ageism, or they'll never live up to the ideals of their diversity and inclusion policies. As women, we have to remind them how important those policies are for them and us.
Ashton ApplewhiteIt's actually the Same Old #Sexism, compounded by #Ageism—and women are *never* the right age. Women under 25 "aren't serious about their careers yet," between 25-40 we're "in the thick of family concerns," then too slow and no longer ambitious. 😠
We all want to live longer, but is a prolonged life a healthy, happy one? One Vogue writer looks at the science that says it might be possible.
Ashton ApplewhiteIf #aging is a disease, living is a disease. The goal is health, not youth? And who wants to grow old in a world that treats olders like second-class citizens? Join the movement to dismantle #ageism—along with the other biases on which it feeds.
Ageism takes a particular toll on those already bearing the weight of racism
Ashton ApplewhiteDid you know that #nursing homes with a significant number of Black and Latinx residents have been twice as likely to be hit by #COVID as ones whose population is overwhelmingly white—no matter where they are, how big they are how they’re rated?
Contrary to popular opinion, no one living in a nursing home needs to die of COVID-19. Seven months into the pandemic, a nursing home in Baltimore, Maryland, whose residents could be considered high risk — older African Americans, some chronically...
As coronavirus infections explode in the U.S., hospitals could be forced to make harrowing choices if pushed to the brink. Planning is already underway.
Ashton ApplewhiteA fascinating and nuanced New York Times article about the ethics of medical rationing. Using predicted survival is inherently discriminatory, and survival is surprisingly difficult to predict. #ExposeAgeism #ExposeAbleism #ExposeRacism
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older people and people with underlying health conditions are about twice as likely to “develop serious outcomes” from the COVID19…
Ashton ApplewhiteThe way we respond to a global pandemic shows who we truly are, as individuals and societies. We are truly all in this together. Let’s act like it, in solidarity across age, race, and borders. #COVID2019 #ExposeAgeism
PLEASE NOTE: This event has now been cancelled due to recommendations from the CDC and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Please do not arrive at IOA on the evening of this event hoping to get in, because the building will not be open. ...
Ashton ApplewhiteThe @IOASFBAY is following CDC recommendations and cancelling this event. We're figuring out a way to present online and to record + broadcast it.
With retirement age being raised around the world and an increased participation of the elderly in various professional fields, it seems we are beginning to find effective ways of countering ageism. Ageing is as much a psychological process as it...
Objective Although there is anecdotal evidence of ageism occurring at both the structural level (in which societal institutions reinforce systematic bias against older persons) and individual level (in which older persons take in the negative views...
Ashton ApplewhiteThis comprehensive review in @PLOSONE — 7 million participants across 5 continents — describes how ageism harms older people's health. How about a national anti-#ageism campaign as a #publichealth initative?
I have a new affection for Merritt, BC. My family spent five days there over the holidays not out of design, but because my mother became very ill while we were in the Okanagan. However, this is . . .
Ashton ApplewhiteA compelling story with an indisputable conclusion: "A first step is to recognize the heterogeneity of older adults; their medical issues are not all the same nor simply a consequence of being old. They deserve to be treated fairly and without prejudice."