People are living longer, and yet we as a society don’t know how to make the best use of these extra years. We need new social visions that will inspire and support people of all races, classes, genders, and sexualities to grow and participate actively throughout their entire lives.
No age-segregation or pitting generation against generation — we want a society that works for us all. We can’t leave it to ‘experts’ to tell us how to age ‘well’ or ‘successfully,’ or to an ageing industrial complex that sees older adults as a dependent group or growing market of consumers.
It’s up to us.
It’s time for a Radical Age Movement, a grassroots nationwide effort that challenges traditional notions of ageing and introduces new ideas for building co-creative and interdependent communities.
“CityViews: It’s Time for New Yorkers to Take a Stand for Age Justice” (Article from CityLimits)
“Some of us were the radicals of the sixties. … Today, we are over sixty; it’s time for us to wake up our fellow Americans again.”
“Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM” (Article from ProPublica)
“As it scrambled to compete in the internet world, the once-dominant tech company cut tens of thousands of U.S. workers, hitting its most senior employees hardest and flouting rules against age bias.”