Ageism is engrained in our society. And when we treat people differently because of their age, this impacts our values, priorities, policy decisions and financial allocations, say John Muscedere and Alex Mihailidis in their op-ed in the Toronto Star.
Muscedere (CEO of the Canadian Frailty Network) and Mihailidis (CEO of AGE-WELL) elaborate on the fact that ageism affects the systems in place that guide the aging journey. And when you consider that one in four Canadians will be aged 65 or older in the next decade, our country has significant challenges it needs to address when it comes to aging.
For more about Canada’s current approach, and the role of older Canadians in our economy and why the country must change its efforts into healthy-aging initiatives, read the Toronto Star piece.