“This Chair Rocks”
Words matter! We are witnessing a societal change right here in Greater Boston in how government, businesses and individuals are using new language that demonstrates the value of older adults in our community. In Boston, the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly became the Age Strong Commission. The City of Newton is proposing to build a new senior center and rename it the Center for Active Living, and so much more.
Aging is a natural, powerful, lifelong process. Ageism is the scourge of discrimination that sidelines and silences older people. Ashton Applewhite, the author of “This Chair Rocks,” is catalyzing a movement to make discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind. Come learn about her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging and how you, too, can mobilize against it. After her talk, join in the conversation with 2Life Communities to hear how they are creating new language to describe their innovative new offering for moderate income seniors.