Tag Archives: Ageism

Not in Love with AMOUR

Paris. Musicians. Elderly couple. Stroke. Disability. AMOUR (2012) has all the essential elements to become my favorite movie. Ironically, I remain troubled by my tepid reaction 3 weeks after seeing it while most of my friends within and outside of … Continue reading

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There Will Always be Room for Music

Imagine one day you decide to move into a retirement home, would you like to go to one that caters exclusively to people in your profession? Do you REALLY want to live with a house full of nurses? Accountants? Writers? … Continue reading

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Accommodate or Segregate?

We’re putting on a musical about breaking down the wall of segregation in a theater fully-equipped to welcome any patron. We have accessible elevators and ramps, places to “park” wheelchairs, special hearing devices for those who need them. We even … Continue reading

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No Reservation

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/tables-reserved-for-the-healthiest/?ref=health This is a great post on the New York Times blog. It’s such an irony that they are banning the physically less healthy folks from their “upscale” dining area within a residential community specifically for older adults. Although physically frail … Continue reading

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I Feel Your Pain

We have been talking about the mind-body connection for years. Having such an awareness is a good thing, but using it to explain away someone’s pain isn’t. There are many sophiscated models out there that attempt to explain the connection … Continue reading

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“Intersectionality” in Geriatric Mental Health

My favorite multisyllabic term from college refers to how socioculturally defined categories such as class, gender, race and other dimensions of identity interact to promote inequity. For most of us who are passionate about a cause, the challenge isn’t to … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Like Old People”

When I was in graduate school, I went to a screening of a mutual friend’s documentary, The Mayor, on retirement home residents. During the post-screening discussion, a college-age girl exclaimed, “I don’t like old people but this documentary is interesting. … Continue reading

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