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Ashton Applewhite Talks Ageism, Activism and the U-Curve of Happiness
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October 2017 Newsletter
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Ageism, Activism and the U-Curve of Happiness
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Activating Awareness for the Aging Culture
Ashton Applewhite, activist, ageism expert and author of This Chair Rocks addressed AARP staff and the Disrupt Aging team during a recent Master Class, an ongoing series featuring notable thought leaders from the emerging aging industry. Ashton discussed her research and insights from her TED2017 Vancouver talk, shown above, describing aging as “… not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured. It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
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