Philadelphia Corporation for Aging recognizes Ageism Awareness Day on October 7, 2022
By Bill Conallen
Please join Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) and older Philadelphians in recognizing Ageism Awareness Day as an important opportunity to combat ageism throughout the city by positively changing community attitudes.
Ageism is prejudice and discrimination against individuals based on their age, with older people often disadvantaged by ageism. According to a recent study from the World Health Organization, ageism impacts many institutions and sectors of society including the workplace, media, and the legal and care systems.
Raising awareness of ageism will support a growing social movement to shift attitudes towards older people. PCA would encourage people to check in with their own attitudes towards ageing, at their workplace, in their day-to-day lives, and even within their own families.
PCA celebrates the aging population and its continuing meaningful contributions to the communities in which they live, and the agency will continue to fulfill its mission of enriching the lives of older adults as it has for the past 50 years.