Research has found a strong link between ageism (in the form of negative stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination toward older people) and harm to older adult physical and mental health, as well as a potential risk factor for elder abuse. Little is known about the effectiveness of strategies to reduce ageism.
Dr. David Burnes will share the findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the relative effects of different intervention types (education, intergenerational contact, and combined education/intergenerational contact) designed to reduce ageism among youths and adults. Findings indicate feasible and effective interventions to reduce ageism.
This presentation is offered in collaboration with Age Friendly Communities
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Dr. David Burnes
Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Consultant, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario