Championing a Cause
In my last blog I talked about how important it is to join a cause to become more of an activist in something one has passion about and believes in. In 2011, I did just that. Since then, I have been a Champion of the International Council on Active Aging’s® Changing the Way We Age® Campaign to help shift society’s perceptions of aging by overturning negative stereotypes and encouraging more positive realistic views on aging. The possibilities of how I can do that seem endless.
I have given presentations, planned programs at our senior center, written several successful grant proposals: one to purchase and distribute books on ageism in healthcare to our local healthcare professionals, one to create a mural on the seven dimensions of wellness on the exterior of our senior center in combination with another to direct this fun video project.
I hope you enjoy and find enlightening the video I directed as one of my champion projects: Watch Champion Video.
AGEISM: Prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group and especially the elderly.