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Simulating what it feels like to physically & mentally age with exercises such as stuffing cotton in ears and putting rubber bands around hands.
AGING AWARENESS, SENSITIVITY SELF-CONFIDENCE PROGRAMS
Free video and senior sensitivity training teaching school children to dispel misconceptions about seniors. Based in Manitoba Canada.
Irish students learn about Irish history through the lives of elderly "back in the day" and receive school credit. This senior sensitivity training not is only educational but increases awareness of seniors. Ireland.
on Age Care
Adding aging awareness and senior sensitivity training into Indian school curriculums. To encourage children to treat the elderly with respect and understanding.
Across India. Watch Video
The ultimate senior sensitivity training, simulating what it feels like to physically & mentally age by stuffing cotton in ears and putting rubber bands around hands. Across the USA.
Senior sensitivity training in geriatric care for doctors at all levels from the very best at Cedars Sinai. New York, USA. Watch Video
Senior sensitivity training for organizations to appreciate cultural differences in program development geared towards the elderly. Based in
San Francisco,California, USA.
Senior Sensitivity Program
Senior sensitivity training for young people. Youth can understand the elderly better by sharing experiences and by learning through sensory exercises what it actually feels like to grow old. Illinois, USA
You Can Help Seniors Program
A television show that encourages kids to help the elderly in fund ways and at the same time receive senior sensitivity training. PBS stations across the USA.
Jewish leaders receive senior sensitivity training by learning how to engage the elderly and address their ever changing challenges.
Senior awareness and sensitivity training video for employers so that organizations can better understand and employ the talent, energy and expertise of seniors. Based in Pennsylvania, USA. Program training available to all.
Senior sensitivity training for landlords in the United Kingdom on how to deal with elderly tenants and their specific needs and issues. England, United Kingdom. (UK)
Senior sensitivity training and awareness campaign to challenge the negative perceptions society has about older people in the United Kingdom.(UK)
Global senior awareness and sensitivity campaign by HelpAge International to fight against age discrimination and the perception that seniors are not important. International.
Africa, Caribbean, East Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, South Asia. Watch Video
American Society on Aging provides education and senior sensitivity training for professionals on diversity and multicultural aging to be used in the development of institutions and programs. Across USA.
American Society on Aging provides senior awareness and sensitivity training for professionals and others on advocating for the rights and well being of seniors.
A research lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the purpose of inventing new ideas and technologies to allow an aging population to continue to "do things" throughout their lifespan.Based in Massachusetts. Watch Video
Resource materials to educate health care professionals, researchers, and policy analysts on multicultural issues associated with aging and health. Based in Stanford, California, USA.
AGNES is a suit designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 's AgeLab to simulate what it feels like to age providing hands on senior awareness and sensitivity training. Watch Video
Senior Sensitivity Training Program
Philanthropy training curriculum for youth to increase understanding and sensitivity of seniors and those with disabilities. Available for free online.
Get Old Campaign Program
A campaign and interactive support website for all ages to share their stories and thoughts on what it means to get old. A forum for rethinking what it means to age, challenging aging stigmas and how to get older and learn live better. Available free online.
Senior Sensitivity Training Session Guide
A guide on how to conduct a senior sensitivity training for students, youth or others who work with seniors to increase awareness of some of the challenges seniors may face. Available free online.
A group of college, high school, and graduate school students that is increasing awareness of aging and the elderly. To encourage younger people to have more awareness, love, compassion, and respect for seniors and to understand issues that they deal with in particular Alzheimer's disease. Los Angeles, California. Watch Video
Simulated aging trainings where participants can "feel" what it's like to age through sensory exercises such as modified eye glasses to simulate vision loss and putting rubber bands around hands to simulate arthritic symptoms. Available in Florida.
Trains and encourages leadership potential of professionals of color and their critical role in the field of aging.
The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations is a group of approximately seventy organizations concerned with advocating for the well-being of older adults and is committed to representing their interests such as ageism and health care in the policy-making arena. Across the USA.
Association of Gerontology
The Australian Association of Gerontology connects professionals working in the aging related services industry and promotes awareness of aging related issues.Australia.
Grey Pride is a campaign to raise awareness about the issues and challenges experienced by older people, such as ageism, stereotypes and other common misconceptions surrounding aging. United Kingdom.
Global Action on Aging researches critical worldwide aging related issues and publishes reports. Issues relating to older adults such as income support, health access, and human rights are covered so that the quality of life of older adults worldwide can be improved. International.
Happy Older People Campaign
A global social media campaign encouraging the younger generation to connect with the older generation. Younger generations are to ask an older person 'What makes you happy?' The answer and a picture or video is then posted online on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #happyolderpeople. The goal is to increase awareness of aging and the positive contributions of older adults to society.
Economic Security Initiative
The Elder Economic Security Initiative is a national campaign that responds to the economic uncertainty and challenges facing seniors in America. The aim of the initiative is to make certain that low and moderate income seniors and seniors living in poverty can age in place with economic certainty and dignity. Across the USA. Watch Video
Tells the stories of inspirational older adults (60 years and over) with the aim of empowering older adults to pursue their dreams. Online.
A national campaign to tackle age-based prejudice and anti-ageism. The project includes an animated film put together by an intergenerational group of students, artists and animation experts from the British Film Institute and Magic Me. United Kingdom. Watch Video
A project which aims to photograph 100 centenarians in each of the 50 United States with the end result representing over 10,000 years of living. The goal is to document older adults, their stories, and to foster intergenerational exchange.Across the USA. Watch Video
A national photo essay exhibit showcasing older adults who are living mentally active lives without letting age be a barrier. The aim is to profile older adults who are living vibrant lives and to stress the importance of maintaining mentally active minds. Across the USA. Watch Video
A campaign to photograph 100 centenarians in each of the 50 United States with the end result representing over 10,000 years of living.
Across the USA.
An award competition for the best short film and public service announcement addressing ageism.
Across the USA.
Center for the Future of Aging
A think tank which works to promote healthy and purposeful aging through education, publications, policy initiatives and research. Online with offices in Santa Monica, Washington, London, Singapore.
The International Conference on Geriatrics & Gerontology brings together Geriatricians, Gerontologists, Doctors, Professors, Social workers, Palliative Care Specialists, Nurses, Health Care Administrators, Researchers and Students from around the world to discuss the latest research on aging related issues, achievements and advancements in the field of Geriatrics and Gerontology. International. Watch Video
A campaign initiative to encourage people to change the way they look at aging and taking care of aging parents in India. The goal is to increase awareness and sensitize people about the state of the vulnerable elderly so that seniors can live with the social security and emotional support necessary to live a dignified life. Across India.
The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics aims conducts gerontological research and training worldwide by working with international, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations. International.
INNOVAGE is a project dedicated to developing and testing, surveying and cataloguing, social innovations that will have a solid impact on improving the quality of life and well-being of older people. United Kingdom.
Annual creative aging festival bringing together older people and others across generations to celebrate, share stories and explore what aging means. Scotland. Watch Video
A photography project following older adults who are living out their passions and leading active, full lives. Online.
Age Friendly Business Certification
Elders in Action helps businesses to assess their level of elder friendliness and helps them achieve a more pleasant experience for seniors and also gain more of the senior market by providing catered quality products and service. Portland, Oregon, USA.
Providing businesses in the United Kingdom with senior awareness and sensitivity training so that products and services are better able to reach the senior market.
Increasing awareness of purchasing power of seniors by holding an International competition for excellence in marketing to the senior market.
Program available and open Internationally.
Zillner is a marketing and advertising company dedicated to the unique needs of businesses serving the senior consumer. Zillner provides targeted marketing to seniors, catering to their unique needs and wants. The aim is to increase awareness of seniors to those businesses serving seniors and provide a better understanding of the senior consumer and the senior market. Across the USA.
Seniors go undercover to evaluate how sensitive to seniors and elder friendly a business is and then report back to the organization, which then decides whether to give the business their elder friendly seal of approval.
New York, USA. Watch Video
American Society on Aging provides education and senior awareness and sensitivity training for businesses on the aging population's consumer habits, boomer lifestyles and marketing, along with legal issues and workplace and retirement issues.
Senior Online Marketing
Marketing to baby boomers with the help of online senior marketing targeted techniques. To cater to the unique needs and wants of the boomer age group by using senior market research.
Based in Illinois, USA.
Senior Market Training
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors provides in-depth training and credentials to professionals so that they can effectively work with and interact with senior clients and the senior market. The sensitivity training helps those working with seniors and the senior market to better understand the aging process and their target market.
Across the USA.
InnovateLTC provides aging technology research, testing and distribution for new, innovative aging related products and services for entrepreneurs, start ups and venture capitalists so that they can help older adults to live more independently.
Based in Kentucky, USA. Watch Video
Senior marketing company that assists businesses in catering their marketing strategy, message, product and/ or service to the senior/boomer market. Across the USA.
Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports startups and innovators so that they can improve the lives of older adults and long-term care. Aging 2.0 combines innovation, technology and aging to better serve the senior market. International. Watch Video
Researches and publishes free consumer reports on issues of concern to disabled and older adult consumers. The aim is provide practical information needed by disabled and older adult consumers along with better designed products and services which meets the needs of the market.
Aging related issues conference for professionals who work with older adults, businesses and others to learn about the growing aging aging related products and services. Across the USA.
The Nesta Ageing Well Challenge Prize rewards innovative ideas and projects that help people age well with a cash prize and other start up resources that will help bring their innovations and ideas to life.United Kingdom.
Senior marketing awards recognizing the best marketing, communications, educational materials and programs for older adults. Across the USA.
An educational program to inspire entrepreneurs and innovators to create businesses that provide goods and services to serve the needs of aging populations around the world. Based in Singapore and Sweden.
SAGE - Services & Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, Bi Sexual and Trans Gender Elders offers caregivers gay senior sensitivity training.
New York, NY USA.
Trains health service providers and advocates for gay senior sensitivity training.
Milwaukee, WI, USA.
Health care providers and community members are provided with gay senior sensitivity training so that they can better relate to low-income elder LGBT and HIV/AIDS populations.
Hollywood, CA, USA.
Cultural Competency Program
Free gay senior sensitivity training for organizations and agencies that work with LGBT seniors. New York, NY, USA. Watch Video
Gay senior sensitivity training to help older adult housing facilities and retirement communities build environments and programs welcoming for LGBT seniors. New York, NY, USA.
With Pride Project Program
Researching the aging and health needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors and increasing awareness of gay senior issues. Seattle, Washington, USA.
Education and gay senior sensitivity training for professionals and others on LGBT Aging issues by the American Society on Aging. Across the USA.
LGBT gay senior sensitivity training for administrators and staff of nursing homes, assisted living residences, home care agencies, senior service providers, and friends and families of LGBT seniors.
In Colorado, USA.
Advocates for and provides services such as gay senior sensitivity training for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors.
Boston, U.S.A. Watch Video
A comprehensive gay senior sensitivity training to help health and other service providers to create welcoming, supportive and safe environments for Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
The Gay & Grey Program enhances the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members through LGBT senior sensitivity trainings, education, advocacy for inclusive LGBT senior housing along with providing a safe space for LGBT seniors to gather and connect with community. Portland, Oregon, USA.
An organization which provides social support services, sensitivity training and a caring community for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) seniors. San Francisco and Bay Area, California, USA. Watch Video
A national network of older lesbians over age 60 fighting against ageism through, public awareness, education and public discourse. Across the USA. Watch Video
The largest organization providing information and support services to older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (OLGBT) people in the UK. United Kingdom. Watch Video
A guide that offers practical advice to care organizations which provide support services to older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people. United Kingdom.
A training program for aging service staff members on how to interact with sensitivity when working with LGBT older adults.The goal is to ensure that aging services providers, facilities, staff and caregivers are trained with the appropriate skills when caring for LGBT seniors. Philadelphia, USA.
Advocates for elders across racial, ethnic, and cultural communities on aging-related policies and programs. To provide a voice for the the diverse challenges all elders face and to promote a federal agenda to improve the health, economic security, dignity, and well-being of older adults. Across the USA.
Seniors in Ireland are taught how to improve self confidence amidst changes associated with aging.Dublin, Ireland.
for our Age
Assists senior citizens to create independent on line forums for self expression, self advocacy and improved self confidence. United Kingdom.
A curriculum training to teach seniors how to balance mind, body, and spirit so that they can increase their quality of life, self-confidence and be more powerful contributors to society. In Georgia USA.
Ambassador for Seniors
Information and referral services to seniors explained in their language and culture for improved self confidence.Tri-City area Fremont, Newark, Union City, CA, USA.
Immigrant elderly learn English as a Second Language from college students in order to become American Citizens and to improve self confidence. Philadelphia, PA, USA.Watch Video.
The Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly is committed to assuring that older people who are not fluent in English such as immigrants, refugees and migrants have access to the same programs and services as do English-speaking seniors. The program also teaches an ESL curriculum in order to improve senior self-confidence.
Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Seniors in New York phone in to access the latest news and updates on safety, new laws and other issues of interest.
Live Caption is a voice recognition app which listens to spoken words and translates them to text instantly in real time. The app can provide instant translation of conversation to text for those who are deaf or have hearing loss. Online. Watch Video
"Ageism is one of the most pervasive prejudices across human society.
Although ageism is less acknowledged than racism or sexism, it is a harmful prejudice that results in widespread mistreatment, ranging from stereotypic and degrading media images to physical and financial abuse, unequal treatment in the workforce, and denial of appropriate medical care and services."
See what the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stance is on Age Discrimination.