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Facebook Live: Challenging Our Language Around Ageism with Kris Geerken, Campaign Manager, Changing The Narrative

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“All of us can learn from one another. And age isn’t the focus of that. There is often pure natural joy with intergenerational interactions.”

Kris Geerken, Campaign Director, Changing The Narrative Colorado

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Today we spoke with Kris Geerken, Campaign Director for the pAGE campaign, Changing The Narrative Colorado.

Watch or listen to this episode to:

  • Hear what the “lasagne” generation is
  • Discover one (of many) surprising words that encourage ageism
  • Learn about Changing The Narrative Colorado — that has received worldwide attention
  • Understand the impact of language on ageism in our everyday life
  • Find out how you can participate

In this episode, we also talked about the interview we did with Karen Brown, CEO of iAging about language and agism.

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Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity App, Inc. and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells and Francis LeGasse.   You can subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also find us on TwitterFacebook, or via email at challenges@mavericksofseniorliving.

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