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What is Ageism?

age•ism / āj-izem / noun

 Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age. 

Hannan Center works diligently to identify and combat ageism. With so many messages coming from a culture that ridicules and dismisses the worth of older adults, Hannan is the one place where the number of years you have been alive is respected and valued. In fact, we ask people to consider the notion that the capacity to learn and contribute to society doesn’t diminish with time – it grows.


What did you want to be when you were growing up? Can you revisit those dreams? Can you or are you exploring those passions now?
How do you feel about aging and ageism?
What’s left on your bucket list?
What do you want to be remembered for? Has that changed over time?
What wisdom would you give to those younger than you – in only ONE sentence?
Fast forward to your epitaph. What does it say?