When you think of aging, what does it look like? The media often portrays it as a negative experience, but we know better! Join the Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) as we challenge the stereotypes of getting older and celebrate our later years. In 2017, we will encourage individuals of all ages to discuss the perceived limitations placed on older adults and their ability to live to their fullest potential. We will highlight individuals in our community who are making a difference as they age and offer resources to grow older successfully.
Nominate a Stellar Senior
We are collecting stories about people who are living life to the fullest to be used in our Reimagine Aging educational and social marketing campaign. Individuals may have their picture and story used in the campaign via posters, Baltimore County websites, Senior Digest articles and BCDA Facebook posts. If you know a Baltimore County resident age 60 or older who is challenging ageist stereotypes, whether it be related to their health and fitness, employment or volunteerism, skill development, arts, hobbies or lifestyle, please complete the nomination form (PDF). You and your nominee may be contacted to obtain more information and consent, so please provide telephone numbers and email addresses (if available).
Below are some resources for those who are interested in more information and relevant research on Aging stereotypes.
- The New York Times: Ageism in Our Society
- Everyday Health: 7 Ways to Overcome Ageism
- Generations: A History of Ageism Since 1969
- How Stuff Works: 10 Stereotypes About Aging (That Just aren't True)
- Changing Aging: The Fixes for Ageism