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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.

Spring 2022 Partner - Old School

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!

Winter 2022 Partner - Justice in Aging

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A portion of the sale of products in the first quarter of 2022 will be donated to Justice in Aging.
Justice in Aging is the opportunity to live with dignity, regardless of financial circumstances—free from the worry, harm, and injustice caused by lack of health care, food, or a safe place to sleep.
By using the law to strengthen the social safety net, and remove the barriers low-income seniors face in trying to access the services they need, we work to ensure the future we all envision for our loved ones and ourselves.

 

Follow @agefriendlyvibes on Instagram for updates about this donation.

Fall 2021 Partner - Changing the Narrative Colorado

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We are proud to announce that Changing the Narrative Colorado is the chosen benefactor for the 4th quarter of 2021.

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 December of 2021, $200 was donated to Changing the Narrative Colorado.

About Ageism

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.