The Cause - Ending Ageism
Age-Friendly Vibes is committed to being a part of the solution to end ageism.
Every quarter, we partner with an organization that focuses on ending ageism and donate a percentage of our profits to the cause.
Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging
At the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, we seek to transform how our society thinks about aging through engagement, education and advocacy.
In October of 2023, an in-kind donation was made to support the Annual Symposium, which focused on Dismantling Ageism.
American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging unites, empowers and champions everyone striving to improve aging.
In August of 2023, an in-kind donation was made to the American Society on Aging in support of Ageism Awareness day.
National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging delivers the resources, tools, best practices, and advocacy our nation needs to ensure that every person can age with health and financial security.
In June of 2023, an in-kind donation was made to support the Age+Action Event in Arlington, VA.
Changing the Narrative Colorado
Changing the Narrative is a strategic communications and awareness campaign to increase understanding of ageism and to change how people think, talk, and act about aging and ageism.
In October of 2022, and January of 2021, a monetary donation was made to Changing the Narrative.
Old School Info
Old School is an anti-ageism clearinghouse established in 2018, that is packed with free and carefully vetted resources about how to combat and dismantle ageism.
The goal of Old School is to catalyze a movement to make ageism – discrimination on the basis of age – as unacceptable as other kinds of prejudice.
As you know, this is a cause I care deeply about, and Old School has been my go-to place for anti-ageism resources for years. You can always count on the information to be accurate, relevant, and current.
Make sure to follow @oldschool_info and visit their website oldschool.info to subscribe, contribute, and donate!
In October of 2021, a monetary donation was made to Old School Info.
Justice in Aging
In April of 2022 a monetary donation was made to Justice in Aging.
Ageism is any judgment on the basis of age, whether directed at people older than us, younger than us, or our own selves (internalized ageism).
When directed at older people, it often involves assumptions that older people are less competent, capable, and attractive.
By marginalizing older people and minimizing their contributions, ageism has tremendous negative impacts on every aspect of life for older people and also negatively impacts communities.
The idea that young is good and old is bad is baked into American culture. You see it reinforced in advertising, on the internet, and unfortunately when celebrating birthdays.
If you think a card with cartoon-like visual of sagging body parts paired with clever sentiments about how awful it is to be old is funny, think again. This personal exchange magnifies the impact of ageism.