Ashton Applewhite: Let’s End Ageism
Join EAPO on March 29 for our first-ever virtual provincial conference, Amplifying our Collective Voices: Rights Don’t Get Old. We encourage everyone to attend this event to learn more about how you can take action and make a difference in your community. Together, our collective voices can create positive change for the lives of elders.
EAPO is pleased to introduce author, activist, and journalist Ashton Applewhite as our keynote speaker. You won’t want to miss her presentation!
About Ashton Applewhite
“Aging is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all.”
Ashton Applewhite has been an expert at the forefront of the emerging movement dedicated to ending ageism. Her advocacy towards empowering seniors challenges us to question our social belief that younger lives are more valuable than older ones.
A common misconception of seniors is that they are vulnerable and unhappy. The belief is that growing old is sad and that seniors cannot contribute to society. Applewhite eloquently explores this misconception in her book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.
Not only is Applewhite a fantastic writer, but she also has the charisma to inspire audiences. She received a standing ovation as a TED Talk mainstage speaker by delivering a passionate presentation encouraging us to think differently about aging.
We invite you to attend EAPO’s virtual provincial conference to learn how we can end ageism and elder abuse. Our roster of renowned speakers will inspire and empower you to TAKE ACTION to make a difference in our communities to change policy, practices, and behaviours towards seniors!