Targeting Ageism and Ableism: a Simulation on Loss and Decline
Presentation given at the The D.I.F. Conference, Georgia Southern University.
Young individuals commonly experience difficulties in understanding functional loss and sensory decline frequently accompanying normative aging processes (Bodner, 2009; Kusumastuti, vanFenema, Polman-van Stratum, Achterberg, Lindenberg, & Westendorp, 2017). Utilizing the framework of Wood (2003), this workshop will provide attendees with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience regarding common functional loss and sensory decline occurring across the lifespan as well as engage in caregiving tasks. This aging simulation will also be used to investigate ageism and ableism as it relates to the lived experiences of those living with loss and decline and in-depth account of contemporary models of aging as they pertain to Successful Aging and Positive Psychology will also be explored.
The D.I.F. Conference, Georgia Southern University
Zorotovich, Jennifer, Nikki DiGregorio.
"Targeting Ageism and Ableism: a Simulation on Loss and Decline."
School of Human Ecology Faculty Presentations.