One great way to broaden our views of life — to take the long view — is to learn about aging.
Opinion Editor Meredith Burke spoke with Erickson about her contributions to the SSA, the current issues surrounding ageism and why they are relevant today.
Ashton Applewhite, anti-agism activist, is a leading spokesperson in the movement against discrimination on basis of age. She spoke at Ithaca College Oct. 23.
She said she believes ageism is something that deters students from majoring or minoring in aging studies.
“There’s, I guess I have to call it an ‘ick factor,’” Erickson said.
Students and community members learned about the complex history, evolution and future of long-term health care in a talk by a public health expert from Syracuse University.