The Growing Pains of Ageism

Prejudice against older people contributes to elder abuse, and it hurts all of us. Let’s talk together about how ageism – which is discrimination against our future selves — impacts how we think about ourselves and interact with others. Sally Brown and Pat Samples, who lead core programs in Minnesota’s Vital Aging Network, will guide our discussion about how harmful ideas, behaviors and practices result from misconceptions and biases about older people.  We will also consider the life-extending benefits that result from cultivating positive views toward our own aging and among people we serve. (1 CEU will be offered)

Sally Brown, MEd, MA

Sally worked at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation for 30 years in various roles. She is an experienced program designer, facilitator and advocate, with a focus on youth and aging. Sally is a member of the Vital Aging Network’s Aging with Gusto Task Force, leads its Evolve program, and is the convenor of the Gray Panthers Twin Cities. She has an MA and MEd from Columbia University.

Pat Samples, MFA, MA

Pat has been a champion for creative, vital aging for over 20 years. She has been a keynote speaker and workshop leaders across the country and is the author of 5 books on aging-related topics. Pat has been a creator and coordinator for statewide and local arts learning programs for older adults, and has taught creative writing for over 15 years to South Minneapolis residents living at Ebenezer’s senior living community. She coordinates the Vital Aging Network’s Aging with Gusto program.

Date

March 25, 2021

Address

Online

COST

Free

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Prejudice against older people contributes to elder abuse, and it hurts all of us. Let’s talk together about how ageism – which is discrimination against our future selves — impacts how we think about ourselves and interact with others. Sally Brown and Pat Samples, who lead core programs in Minnesota’s Vital Aging Network, will guide our discussion about how harmful ideas, behaviors and practices result from misconceptions and biases about older people.  We will also consider the life-extending benefits that result from cultivating positive views toward our own aging and among people we serve. (1 CEU will be offered)

Sally Brown, MEd, MA

Sally worked at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation for 30 years in various roles. She is an experienced program designer, facilitator and advocate, with a focus on youth and aging. Sally is a member of the Vital Aging Network’s Aging with Gusto Task Force, leads its Evolve program, and is the convenor of the Gray Panthers Twin Cities. She has an MA and MEd from Columbia University.

Pat Samples, MFA, MA

Pat has been a champion for creative, vital aging for over 20 years. She has been a keynote speaker and workshop leaders across the country and is the author of 5 books on aging-related topics. Pat has been a creator and coordinator for statewide and local arts learning programs for older adults, and has taught creative writing for over 15 years to South Minneapolis residents living at Ebenezer’s senior living community. She coordinates the Vital Aging Network’s Aging with Gusto program.