- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Press Releases
On October 1 – the international day of older persons, which celebrates to amazing contribution made by older people across the world – the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales wants you to join her and Say NO to Ageism.
Mike Hedges AM said….. I am pleased to support this campaign against ageism. With an aging population, people are going to work until later in life, and will also find other ways to make a contribution to their local communities in to later life. We should judge people through the contributions they make, not by their age.’
Older people across Wales regularly share their experiences of being treated unfairly because of their age with the Commissioner and her team, while research shows that over a third of older people – that’s over a quarter of a million older people in Wales – have experienced some form of ageism.
You’ve no doubt seen for yourself the stereotypes of older people that are still so common, or the derogatory and disrespectful language that is still used so often to describe people once they reach a certain age.
The Commissioner’s position is clear: this is simply not acceptable.
If you agree, then join the Commissioner on October 1 and Say NO to Ageism!