Senior Life & Activism Videos
Let's End Ageism!
It's not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. It's ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves -- and each other. Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. "Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured," she says. "It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all."
"Lives Well Lived" is a feature documentary film by Sky Bergman that celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you. For more on Lives Well Lived, go to lives-well-lived.com.
Protect Yourself from Tech Support Scams
People 60 and over are about five times more likely than younger people to report that they lost money on a tech scam, even though they are less likely than younger people to say they lost money to many other types of scams. More info at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2019/03/ftcs-tech-support-takedown-2019
Avoid Becoming a Victim of Phone Scams
Ruth Busalacchi from Synergy Home Care reveals how scammers "prey" on the values and ethics of Seniors. She tells you what to do if you suspect a scam, warning signs your loved one is being scammed and tips to avoid being exploited.
We Stand With Seniors... Will You?
California's next governor committed to developing a master plan for aging. Join us in holding him accountable so we can all age with dignity. #StandWithSeniors at WeStandWithSeniors.org/JoinUs
STAY COOL was established in early 2013 as the first United States organization of grandparents and other seniors concerned about global warming. STAY COOL members believe the opportunity to reduce the impacts of climate change is the greatest moral obligation of our time. More info at: http://www.staycool4grandkids.org/get-involved
Life's Third Act: The Longevity Revolution
There have been many revolutions over the last century, but perhaps none as significant as the longevity revolution. We are living on average today 34 years longer than our great-grandparents did. Think about that. That’s an entire second adult lifetime that’s been added to our lifespan. And yet, for the most part, our culture has not come to terms with what this means. We’re still living with the old paradigm of age as an arch. That’s the metaphor, the old metaphor. You’re born, you peak at midlife and decline into decrepitude. Age as pathology.
Elders in Right Relationship with Today’s World
Within our society, elders’ talents and experiences are largely untapped; their collective wisdom gained over decades of living lies fallow. This is an unfortunate waste of invaluable human resources that could be applied to addressing the serious societal and environmental problems that we face. In our nation, we see significant shortcomings in our institutions, both governmental and economic. The very systems we depend upon to address our social justice and environmental problems are in grave need of revitalization. More info: https://www.eldersaction.net/