Health Forum: Ageism and Why It Matters

YANA Health Forum: Ageism and Why It Matters on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 6:30-8:00 pm

St. Peter’s Church on 51st and Lexington Avenue, NYC
Doors open at 6:00 pm.

On Thursday, November 3rd, the Health Forum invites YANA members to engage in a conversation about the pervasive effects of “ageism” in our personal AND work lives.  We thank The Gray Panthers of NYC for bringing us two experts to discuss the implications of someone asking, “How old are you?”

This is a timely topic – note this New York Times 9/3 Sunday Review Opinion from Ashton Applewhite, one of our presenters and author of This Chair Rocks:  A Manifesto Against Ageism.  She will challenge us to think about our own age-based prejudices and biases – reading her book will give you a sense of her “outrage/humor-with-a-message” approach to this topic.  We are especially happy that Becca Levy, Professor of Epidemiology (Social and Behavioral Sciences) of the Yale School of Public Health, will join her.  Becca will share the insights she has gained from her years of developing a disciplined scientific approach to the field of ageism.

Additional background:  Bloomberg article on Silicon Valley, New York Times on Retiring in NYC and AARP post on Nutrition Labels.

Please join us 6:30-8pm at St. Peter’s Church on 51st and Lexington Avenue.  Doors open at 6pm.

Registration is required.

PLEASE NOTE.  There is usually no charge for YANA Health Forum events, but there is a non-refundable $10 registration charge for this one.  All proceeds, except for a small sum to cover light refreshments, will go to the Gray Panthers-NYC, a 501(c)(3) organization.  We are already off to a good start:  A Yale Alumnus (Class of ’63) and his wife have anonymously donated the money necessary to cover the facility rental fee for this event.

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