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From Anti-Aging to Anti-Ageist: Changing Attitudes through Social Media

Authors: Green, Natalie
Merz, Allison
Gonzales, Ernest
Keywords: Anti-Ageist;Ageism;Aging;Intersectional;Intergenerational
Issue Date: 24-Feb-2023
Publisher: The Center for Health and Aging Innovation
Series/Report no.: Research Brief;0224231
Abstract: Age discrimination and ageism negatively affects each of us across our lifespans. Age stereotyping undermines employment, suppresses the promise of living a long healthy life, and corrodes social relationships within and across generations. Ageism costs the United States $850 billion in GDP each year and is linked to $63 billion in health care costs. Ageist stereotypes can be changed with intentional contact between older and younger individuals, social policies and laws, and social media. In this research brief, we explore how to leverage social media to challenge widely held attitudes on aging and between generations.
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