Aging is a process that everyone experiences yet few embrace. We live in a society that favors youth over old age. When we ask younger generations to share descriptive terms about older people we typically hear one positive word (e.g., wise) for every 10 negative words (e.g., grumpy). To help people better understand aging we share the following information.
Exploring Aging & Older People
Look Closer See Me
We invite you to preview and utilize our Generational Diversity and Sensitivity Training. The training modules are available free of charge and are accessible at www.LookCloserSeeMe.org. Many people working with older people may be well-intentioned, but lack knowledge and understanding that may contribute to their treating them inappropriately, overlooking needs or exacerbating situations. We find that people do the best they don’t know how to do. In other words, the overwhelming majority of professional and service workers do not purposefully take steps to deny, degrade or disparage older people. Instead, they lack awareness and understanding that comes from training and experience.
This training provides essential information to help professionals and service workers better understand and interact with people age 60 and older. LOOK CLOSER, SEE ME is designed for those who, in their personal and professional roles, serve and support
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