Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale is the operating title of Age Concern Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan


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Breaking age stereotypes

Young people and older people are often negatively portrayed and stereotyped.

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Commonly young people are shown as being ‘trouble makers’ or ‘lazy’. Stereotypical phrases used to describe older people such as ‘vulnerable’, ‘burden on society’ and ‘over the hill’ are so often used on birthday cards and in newspapers, films and television that they become normalised. We don’t really even notice them!

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Both older and younger people are judged, not on what they do as individuals but on fixed and oversimplified stereotypes and unrealistic expectations.

These prejudices are used to justify discriminatory behaviour and unfair treatment towards people.

 

We need to think differently about age and treat people as individuals.

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Let’s stop lumping people into fixed and rigid groups.

Let’s stop judging people on their age; it’s just a number!

Let’s stop age discrimination.

Let’s create a more equal, age friendly and fairer society!

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Watch our films and be inspired! Click on links below:

EVERYONE’S FUTURE FILM

DILYS PRICE

RAY TROTMAN

JESSICA PETERS

SPORTS CARDIFF

MEDIA PANEL EVENT

INTERGENERATIONAL LUNCH EVENT

EVERYONE’S FUTURE YEAR TWO REPORTING FILM


If you would like to support the charity in its vital work, explore the Get Involved and the Support Us sections for more information. You can also support us by Making a Donation. If you would like to discuss the issues raised here, use the Contact Us form to get in touch.


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