Ageism can have a profound impact on our job prospects, confidence, health, quality of life and control over life decisions. It can limit us from participating in our communities as full citizens, and has proven impacts on our physical health and longevity.
When academic and seasoned traveller and hiker, Bill Metcalf found that his travel insurance costs had doubled - just because he’d turned 70 - he wanted to know why. More than two years after commencing a legal dispute with his global travel insurance agent over age discrimination, he has celebrated at least a partial victory. His story has lessons for all of us, as Dr Anne Ring explains in this first of a three-part article on the case. Above: Bill Metcalf atop Mt. Kailash in remote, far western Tibet - a sacred site for four religions including Hinduism and Buddhism...Read More
Negative attitudes and beliefs about ageing and older people underpin and drive age discrimination in places like the workplace or the healthcare system.
EveryAGE Counts is the opportunity to work with others in your community to create a society where every person is valued, connected and respected, regardless of age and health.
I stand for a world without ageism where all people of all ages are valued and respected and their contributions are acknowledged.
I commit to speak out and take action to ensure older people can participate on equal terms with others in all aspects of life.