GSA has created an infographic titled, Understanding Ageism and COVID-19.


The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has created an infographic titled, "Understanding Ageism and COVID-19." The infographic addresses ageism as it relates to COVID-19 with research in an easy to understand format.

Ageism is discrimination based on negative assumptions about age. Ageism can have a big impact on older people’s lives. It begins with biases that are implicit and unseen, resulting in a tendency to regard older people as debilitated, unworthy of attention and resources, or unsuitable for employment. When older people internalize negative attitudes about aging, their physical and mental health are adversely affected.


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