Ageism Can Endanger Your Physical and Mental Health
The language used to describe aging, the way people talk to and about seniors, matters. Ageism can hurt your health, research shows. Shedding negative stereotypes and embracing positive attitudes now can help make life better as you get older.
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May Day Surprise
We are often reminded of the importance of keeping social as we age; isolation has proven to be hazardous to healthy aging, while friendships engage and stimulate us. I am fortunate to have longtime friends as well as newer ones. I have two friends from grade school who have been dear to me for 50 years. Every summer we meet for lunch to catch up and to recharge those life-shaping memories.
The Silver Century Foundation provides grants to further our mission and reinforce our initiatives. We are proud to have supported these projects, among others:
- Coming of Age in Aging America
- The Senior Mentor Program
- The Elder Economic Security Index
- Health Literacy
- Financial Security
- Emergencies and Disasters
- Healthy Aging
- Living Arrangements
- End of Life
Test Your Aging Skills
Will monetary awards motivate you to exercise?
Will your adult children feel betrayed if you start dating?
Take this quiz to find out what personal traits attract those over 50.
The Hands-Some Journey Project
Photographer Elaine Zelker captures life stories through hand held objects.
to help you make empowered choices about your future.
The Silver Century Foundation promotes a positive view of aging. The Foundation challenges entrenched and harmful stereotypes, encourages dialogue between generations, advocates planning for the second half of life, and raises awareness to educate and inspire everyone to live long, healthy, empowered lives.
"It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment; in these qualities old age is usually not poorer, but is even richer."
Cicero (106-43 BC)