Inform USA Webinar: Ageism is Getting Old

Inform USA Webinar: Ageism is Getting Old

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Jenna Wickens

MatureMinds Coordinator, Community Development

Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County

Prior to working with Catholic Family Services as the MatureMinds Coordinator, Jenna engaged older adults through virtual platforms, worked in family ministry, and directed a youth centre. Her educational background is in Community Recreation from Brock University and Niagara College. For over a decade, Jenna has been a “storyteller” for those whose voices often get lost in the shuffle. Through both poetry and prose, she has advocated for the encouragement and resiliency found in others. In recent years, Jenna has become a spokesperson against ageism, recognizing that a cultural shift needs to occur if we are to see “growing old” as an opportunity, not a liability. Jenna is passionate about her faith, puns, and people. She wants people to know that they are valued and firmly believes that the greatest superpower is hope. 


Inform USA Webinar - Ageism is Getting Old
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  60 minutes
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  60 minutes As one of the oldest isms, ageism is the only prejudice that shows hate towards our future selves. Ageism is a systemic barrier to service provision that affects everyone -stroll down any greeting card aisle and be bombarded by negative tropes. The numbers don’t lie- trillions of dollars a year are acquired by perpetuating the belief that “staying young” is ideal and “getting old” is a shameful disease to be avoided. However, getting older is one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of our time, and celebrating birthdays can give you more birthdays to celebrate (7.5 to be precise)! Join us, educate yourself, embrace aging, and fight for a better future where growing old is seen as an opportunity rather than a liability.
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1.00 Hours of Professional Development credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 Hours of Professional Development credit  |  Certificate available