<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1549129928710258&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Text Size:

CAREERS
SUPPORT ERS
ERH-logo-white.png

The Official Blog of Episcopal Retirement Services

How Attitudes Toward Aging Are Changing

Older people are often written off as curmudgeons and grumps. They're lampooned in popular media as infantile, senile and weak.

And those negative perceptions have been, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), unfortunately widespread — especially in higher-income nations.

Elders who have been barraged by such attitudes suffer from lower perceptions of self-worth, which in turn translate to negative effects on their physical health. They're less resilient from illness or injury. Their average lifespans are 7.5 years shorter than seniors who have a positive self-image.  

Read More
Blog Post Divider

Subscribe to Blog Updates

Most Popular

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all