The problem is there was more than one message sent, and CNNMoney hits the unintended consequences directly on the head: "THE MOST MEMORABLE." The damaging unintended consequences of this kind of ageism is the perpetuation of negative stereotypes.
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Aging in Place is Contextual
Guest Post by Harry Rick Moody PhD
a level of independence within their community, a space to cultivate their own uniqueness, and to preserve their natural daily rituals and routines (their biorhythms/natural flow if you will). This defines aging in place for many.
But it's the older adult who is rendered infinitely more vulnerable and is more likely to perish in disasters than any other groups.
I've spent 45 years working in the field of aging and I actually worked for Robert Butler,