And the Research Says . . .
Attitudes Toward Aging Affect Longevity
In fact, studies show that those with negative perceptions of aging have a decreased life expectancy of 7.5 years!
Ageism is defined as a systematic stereotyping of and discrimination against people because they are old. And while many "isms" have rightly been called out, ageism continues to be a widely prevalent, generally accepted discrimination that has real consequenses for our health and longevity.
What Can We Do to Combat Ageism?
Demonstrate Your Support for an End to Ageism:
Ask Me About 7.5 Button & Card
WIHA created buttons and cards outlining the
benefits of a positive attitude toward aging.
These buttons have been distributed in communities
throughout Wisconsin to educate the public about the
very real health impacts of ageist thinking.
If you're interested in purchasing a quantity of buttons
and cards for distribution in your community, contact us.
Buttons are $.40 each but must be purchased in quantities of
50 or more. Shipping costs based on location.
Contact Kris Krasnowski for more information.