Ageism Awareness Day is an opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impacts of ageism in Australia, which is a critical step to changing community attitudes.
‘Ageism. Know it. Name it’
Years of research and experience have shown that the term ‘ageism’ is not as well known or understood as other forms of prejudice and discrimination. This is part of the reason that ageism is widely accepted, in spite of the negative impacts on people’s lives and our community. By knowing it and naming it we are in a stronger position to act.
How do we take part?
Australia's first Ageism Awareness Day will coincide with the UN's International Day of Older Persons on 1 October 2021. Activities on the day will support the growing social movement to shift attitudes towards older age and older people. We are asking you to get involved in this movement by using the EveryAGE Counts resources and taking part in activities such as hosting or attending a morning tea either in person or online, to start a conversation about ageism and it's impacts.
Conversations are brewing and are almost ready to be served! To kickstart your morning tea, EveryAGE Counts will be hosting a our own virtual morning tea that you and your guests will be invited to tune in to. Although we can't yet reveal details, we're excited about the special guests and announcements to be released soon.
Click here to register your interest in hosting a morning tea and start the conversation about ageism and it’s impacts. If you register prior to 17 September we'll mail you an organisers' pack, and we'll provide all hosts with an organising plan and materials (such as discussion guides and posters) to make your morning tea a sipping success.
The first Ageism Awareness Day will be launched with an online launch event, and we'd love for you to join us. This is a great opportunity to be involved even if you are not able to host or attend a morning tea.
Follow this link to register for Ageism Awareness Day launch event. We’ll be in touch with you soon to announce the details of the event!