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.
Winter 2023 Partner - American Society on Aging
We are proud to announce that American Society on Aging is the chosen benefactor for the 1st quarter of 2023.
The American Society on Aging unites, empowers and champions everyone striving to improve aging.
Fall 2022 Partner - Changing the Narrative Colorado
We are proud to announce that Changing the Narrative Colorado is the chosen benefactor for the 4th quarter of 2022.
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.
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!
In October of 2021, $220 was donated to Old School Info.
Winter 2022 Partner - Justice in Aging
Follow @agefriendlyvibes on Instagram for updates about this donation.
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.