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"[My GP] doesn’t care less [that] I have depression, heart attacks, chronic asthma, chronic arthritis and chronic spondylitis."
"I know my body pretty well. I have lived in it 72 years and this female doctor who had just met me, [told me she] knew better."
These are direct quotes from a new report produced by the Older Women's Network and Health Consumers NSW, reflecting the experiences of people who feel they are being treated differently in the health care system because of their age.Read more
What does that term ‘intersectionality’ mean and how is it relevant to a campaign on ageism?
None of us is one thing. None of us live our lives in one dimension. I don’t live my life just as a woman, or someone from a different cultural and language background, or just as an older person. I live my life as all these things…and more.Read more
On 18 March, 2021 the World Health Organisation released the first Global Report on Ageism, and it’s a distressing read. In a stark reminder of prevalence of ageism, it provides evidence that 1 in 2 people worldwide are ageist. Half of the world’s population think and feel negatively about getting older, older people and this phase of life.Read more
EveryAGE Counts’ senior policy advisor, Sue McGrath, shared her reflections on the issue of ‘Bringing Back the Joy’ in aged care, at LASA’s (Leading Aged Services Australia) March 2021 Forum, Aged Care Transformed – Getting from here to there.Read more
On International Women’s Day, Marlene Krasovitsky, Director of EveryAGE Counts, talks with Bich Cam Nguyen, Senior Victorian Australian of the Year.Read more
In November 2020, our friends at the Elder Abuse Prevention Networks in the North and West region of Metropolitan Melbourne along with Merri Health hosted the Virtual Women’s Café – Celebrating the Wisdom and Resilience of Older Women.
The Elder Abuse Prevention Networks are part of the integrated model of care to strengthen elder abuse responses and support within Victorian health services, and consists of agencies and community organisations who meet regularly to work on key objectives such as developing interagency protocols and raising awareness of elder abuse.Read more
Try looking up ‘healthy ageing’, ‘ageing well’, ‘active ageing’, and ‘positive ageing’ in your search engine. You will find a treasure trove of literature, articles, programs and commentaries. You will find tips and suggestions about eating well, staying active, keeping connected, finding purpose and meaning, trying new things, staying positive. All of these are welcome and sound suggestions. All of them are focussed on individual choices and actions.
What about the context within which we age? We get older within a social context. How I age is of course, about me, my actions and my attitudes but it is also about others, their actions and attitudes towards me. Further, how I age goes beyond the personal and interpersonal to the structural – the access and opportunities I have, and have had, to education, secure housing, health care, work and financial security over my lifetime.Read more
Mobilising ‘advocacy for repair’: Reflections on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
We all have a deep stake in the outcomes of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission. We are all getting older and whether this has a direct impact on us or a loved one now or some time into our future, it matters to all of us.Read more
Internationally recognised expert and author on ageism Ashton Applewhite and Walkley Award winner Jane Caro today shared their perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed ageist attitudes, ageism in employment, and what people can do to tackle this social injustice.
You can view the recording of the event below.Read more