Ageism is Bad for Your Health

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ageism is Bad for Your Health (May 26, 2020)

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On Tuesday, May 26, from 12:00 to 1:30, we will focus on ageism, the negative impacts on our health and how we can change the conversation moving forward. During the recent COVID-19 response we saw a marked increase in ageist attitudes–from naming conronavirus the “Boomer Buster” to cartoons asking people to choose grandma or the economy. Join us to learn more about changing the conversation on aging in our current climate and how we move forward together with effective messaging. We will be joined by re-framing experts from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and from the national initiative.


  • Patricia D’Antonio, Vice President, Professional Affairs, The Gerontological Society of America, Program Director, Reframing Aging Initiative
  • Kelly Laflamme, Program Director, Endowment for Health
  • Keliane Totten, Chief Officer, Community Engagement, Concord Regional VNA
  • Jennifer Rabalais, Co-Director, Center on Aging and Community Living, Project Director, Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire
  • Angela Smith-Dieng, Director, Adult Services Division, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Vermont
  • Mary Lou Ciolfi, Acting Administrator, HillHouse Assisted Living, Aging Services Consultant, Adjunct Faculty, University of New England