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ageism

any process or expression of ideas in which stereotyping of and/or DISCRIMINATION against people occurs by virtue of age. Ageism applies especially to such actions directed against older people, but the term may also be employed to refer to unreasonable stereotyping or discrimination against anyone where this occurs simply by virtue of age.
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"It will be great to continue working to challenge ageism and it is important that we highlight the positive relationships between younger and older people as opposed to pitting them against each other."
Widely considered the most socially acceptable prejudice still in existence, ageism is discrimination based on a person's age.
She said of ageism: "I think it's getting a lot better.
Age Cymru is Wales' largest and leading charity for older people and we're proud to stand alongside the United Nations on 1 October to help stamp out ageism.
Ageism also prevents older people having the same respect, rights and access to services - such as the NHS and financial services - as the rest of the population.
the need for measures to address this violation of human rights as well as calling for greater legal guarantees of equality for older persons to prevent ageism from resulting in discriminatory policies, laws and treatment.
Women get caught in ageism in a particularly ugly way.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism" by Ashton Applewhite is on of those life-affecting, life-changing, life-enhancing, life-transforming reads that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself is finished and set back upon the shelf.
The former Countryfile presenter achieved legal history when she won an employment tribunal on the grounds of ageism after being replaced by a younger host.
The former Midlands Today journalist will campaign to become Labour's parliamentary candidate fresh from winnning a landmark ageism case against the BBC.
Summary: Some older cancer patients are not getting the best treatments because of ageism in the NHS, a charity has warned.