Alice Fisher

Alice Fisher

Alice Fisher, M.A., M.S.W.
Founder & Director, The Radical Age Movement

The Radical Age Movement is a national grassroots effort that challenges traditional notions of aging. We are building an inter-generational movement dedicated to confronting and eradicating age discrimination and its impact on older adults in all areas of cultural, professional, and community life.

Alice is available to speak locally, regionally and nationally on a variety of topics related to ageism:

  • Ageism & The Dance of Marginality
  • How Ageism Robs us of our Dignity
  • From Ageism to Elder Abuse
  • It Takes a Movement
  • How to Start Your Own RAM Chapter
  • Let’s talk about Age Justice

Prior to founding RAM, at 71 years of age, Alice retired from the NYS Senate where she worked in the office of State Senator Liz Krueger. There, she developed and oversaw “Senator Liz Krueger’s Roundtable for Boomers & Seniors” and counseled the Senator’s older constituents on housing, healthcare, quality of life and end of life issues. This experience provided Alice with an inside view of the struggles older adults have in their daily lives and the role that ageism plays in amplifying these issues.

“Alice encouraged all of us to become “radical” through her savvy and style. A long-time social justice advocate, she inspired interest and action in the anti-ageism movement so needed in our youth-oriented society.”

—Mary Chiarella, Program Administrator, Brookdale Community College

“Alice delivered a wonderful presentation, Ageism and its Effects on Older Adults. The participants were very pleased and offered positive comments about the presentation. We would love to have her back again with another presentation.”

—Program Planning Manager, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Karpas Health Education and Outreach Center

“Ms. Fisher’s presentation was extremely informative and provoked positive discussion among our diverse audience of social workers, gerontology educators, and providers of services to older adults.”

—James C. O’Neal, WHICOA Board Member and Forum Organizer