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Sector Event: Breaking the Limits: Cultivating a Vision of Equity in Aging

When: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 4:15pm EDT
Where: 
Virtual Meeting
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Presented by the Maine Council on Aging

On September 21, 2022, join us virtually for the 9th Annual Wisdom Summit, Breaking the Limits, Cultivating a Vision for Equity in Aging hosted by the Maine Council on Aging.
 
Older Mainers are diverse powerful productive people! Now, say it with us. Older Mainers are diverse powerful productive people! This is the new mantra we’re adopting as we break the cultural limits of age-based negative stereotypes.
 
People who live with age-positive beliefs live 7.5 years longer and with less anxiety and disease than those who live with negative attitudes. Those who age with “purpose” live longer and with less cognitive challenges. We’ll be happier in old age than during any other time in our lives. Yet we swim in a culture that reinforces the eventuality of disease, isolation and decline in later life, and that magnifies disparities from other systems of discrimination as we age.

It’s time to break these limits and cultivate an age-positive culture in Maine, one that fully embraces Maine’s diversity. Join us as we learn together how ageism, ableism, racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia are interconnected, and why we need to consider all of these issues as we cultivate a vision for equity in aging in Maine.

This year, Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Tracey Gendron, Chair, Gerontology, Executive Director, Virginia Center on Aging
  • Dr. Leslie Hill, Professor Emerita of Politics, Bates College

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Mary Bonauto, Esq., Civil Rights Project Director, GLAD
  • Bennett Klein, Esq., Senior Attorney & AIDS Law Project Director, GLAD

Registration fee includes Pre-Summit Event, Language Matters, on September 14, 2022 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm on Zoom.

For more information and to register, visit the event page.

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