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Virtual Speaker Series - Ageism Unmasked


Thu 11 / 18 / 2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Ageism Unmasked

Speaker: Tracey Gendron

Dr. Tracey Gendron will explore the phenomenon of ageism within all levels of society. The cultural narrative of aging as a single story of decline will be discussed and challenged. The negative impacts of ageism and stigma will be covered along with simple strategies for disrupting them in daily practice. 

Tracey Gendron, Ph.D., is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Gerontology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Gendron has a Master of Science in Gerontology, a Master of Science in Psychology, and a doctorate in Developmental Psychology.  Her research is focused on the language, expression, and perpetuation of ageism and aging anxiety as well as on elderhood as a stage of development. Her personal and professional goal is to understand, raise awareness of, and disrupt the deeply embedded, normalized, and invisible ageism that is within us all. She is the author of the book Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End it, which is scheduled for release on March 1, 2022.

Northwest Neighbors Village is a local non-profit dedicated to building a supportive community where older adults are valued and age with dignity. We are delighted to offer these programs for free to our neighbors, and keep you engaged and learning. To learn more about us or to support our efforts to enable older adults to thrive in Northwest, DC, please visit our homepage.

Thank you for your interest in our program!

During Covid-19, we have opened up much of our programming to the community. Our membership dues only account for 1/3 of our budget, and we rely on the support of generous donors to continue to create and share engaging programs with the community. If you enjoy this program, please consider making a donation to Northwest Neighbors Village.