#66 | Ashton Applewhite | How Do I Become Age-Friendly?

Feb 23, 2024

Parent Projects - Aging In America
Parent Projects - Aging In America
#66 | Ashton Applewhite | How Do I Become Age-Friendly?



Ashton Applewhite is the author of “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism” and of “Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well.” A co-founder of the Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse, Ashton is at the forefront of the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and make age a criterion for diversity. She speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations; has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times; has been recognized by the New York Times, the New Yorker, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism; and is the voice of “Yo, Is This Ageist?” In 2022, the United Nations named Ashton one of the Healthy Aging 50: Fifty Leaders Transforming the World to be a Better Place to Grow Older.



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00:00 – Intro

00:46 – Intro to Ashton Applewhite

02:16 – Ashton’s Call to Action

04:05 – What It Means to be an Activist Against Ageism

08:47 – Best Time to Discuss Ageism

13:42 – Utopian View in a Broken System

20:04 – Aging is Not a Disease

22:40 – Positives of Aging

26:09 – Where to get in touch with Ashton Applewhite

29:06 – Outro



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