Presenter(s):  Patricia M. D’Antonio, BSPharm, MS, MBA, BCGP
Date: May 4 at 12pm CT

Ageism is Bad for Your Health (May 4th)
Faculty: Patricia M. D’Antonio, BSPharm, MS, MBA, BCGP – confirmed
Vice President, Policy & Professional Affairs
The Gerontological Society of America
Project Director, The Reframing Aging Initiative

Description: More than 80% of people over the age of 50 experience some form of ageism daily. What some think are merely jokes negatively impact our physical and mental health, costing us billions in avoidable health care costs. The good news is we can all help “cure ageism” in America. Join us for the first in a series of webinars designed to help you apply the evidence-based communications strategies of the Reframing Aging Initiative to improve the public’s understanding of aging.

• Build your knowledge of how ageism impacts American society and your work
• Learn what steps you can take to help “cure ageism” in America
• Explore ways to counteract the ageist attitudes and actions triggered by Covid-19

It’s time to tell a new story about aging!

We invite you to join the Reframing Aging Initiative for a series of six one-hour webinars to learn how to tell a new story – the whole story- of aging. This story explains that good ideas know no age limit, and that experience and wisdom can be tapped to benefit us all.

The Reframing Aging Initiative is a long-term social change endeavor designed to improve the public’s understanding of what aging means and the many ways that older people contribute to our society. This greater understanding will counter ageism and guide our nation’s approach to ensuring supportive policies and programs for us all as we move through the life course.

Led by the nation’s leading aging organizations, the Reframing Aging Initiative is powered by research. We need you to become involved! Come learn how this initiative is engaging leaders like you, sharing tested communication tools, and teaching us all how to tell a new story. For more information about the initiative, visit us at

Note: Because each webinar in this series does build on the previous one, we encourage you to attend every webinar.  Following this series, interested people will have the opportunity to apply for additional in-depth training on the reframing aging communication strategy. More information on upcoming opportunities will be provided.

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Rush University designates this live activity for (6) Continuing Education credits.

Attendees must attend all sessions to receive full credit.