On October 1 – the international day of older persons, which celebrates the amazing contribution made by older people across the world – the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales wants you to join her and Say NO to Ageism.
Older people across Wales regularly share their experiences of being treated unfairly because of their age with the Commissioner and her team, while research shows that over a third of older people – that’s over a quarter of a million older people in Wales – have experienced some form of ageism.
You’ve no doubt seen for yourself the stereotypes of older people that are still so common, or the derogatory and disrespectful language that is still used so often to describe people once they reach a certain age.
The Commissioner’s position is clear: this is simply not acceptable.
If you agree, then join the Commissioner on October 1 and Say NO to Ageism!
How can you get involved?
- Join the Commissioner’s Thunderclap here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/31460-say-no-to-ageism
- Tweet a photo of yourself or members of your organisation holding up our campaign sign, with a tweet that reads ‘I’m / We’re supporting the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales and saying NO to ageism #SayNoToAgeism’
- Camera shy? You can tweet your support with ‘I’m / We’re supporting the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales and saying NO to ageism #SayNoToAgeism
- Follow #SayNoToAgeism and retweet us – let’s get #SayNoToAgeism trending!
- Watch and share our campaign video, available here from 1 October: http://www.olderpeoplewales.com/en/ageism.aspx
- Share our #EverydayHeroes postcards and case studies to highlight the amazing contribution made by older people, available here from 1 October: http://www.olderpeoplewales.com/en/ageism.aspx.
By working together to #SayNoToAgeism and highlighting the amazing contribution made by older people in Wales, we can change the way society thinks about growing older and make a big difference to people’s lives!
Many thanks for your support.