5. Barry Hickling - Discrimination through ageism, working with the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils and hope for the future
Episode #5 | Ageism is stereotyping and/or discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. Ageism dictates that at a certain age you have to act a certain way. We need to work together to eliminate ageism - starting with education, informing people with alternatives, and creating an environment where you value people and their contributions. Hosts Erin Davis & Lloyd Hetherington welcome Barry Hickling from The Village of Aspen Lake in Windsor for a conversation about ageism on the green bench.
Barry is a Delegate Member of the Ontario Association of Residents' Councils (OARC). Their values include: Compassion, Dignity, Inclusion, & Collaboration | Learn more at ontarc.com
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"Hope is the greatest encouragement we can give to one another" -Barry Hickling
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It challenges the stigma seniors face; the ageism still so prevalent in society. It reminds us of the wealth of wisdom our elders offer and in doing so, helps restore them to a place of reverence.
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