What is ageism?
Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. It is widespread and an everyday challenge for many, and has harmful effects on the health of older adults. Ageism is everywhere, yet is the most socially normalised of any prejudice and, sadly, is not widely challenged like racism and sexism.
Seniors’ Insights forms part of the City’s Let’s Take a Stand Against Ageism campaign, which aims to raise awareness of what ageism is and the negative effect it has on older people.
Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways that we can tackle ageism in Australia – EveryAGE Counts.
For Seniors’ Insights, City of Rockingham seniors are invited and encouraged to share insights and positive accounts of what life is like as an older person, and for those who may have experienced ageism, to share the true and harsh reality of the negative impact and experiences that ageism cause.
Submissions received will be exhibited in Seniors’ Insights during Seniors Week in November 2020. The community exhibition will, therefore, include a mixture and balance of accounts about the negative impact of ageism, and positive accounts of life as an older person, as told by older people themselves.
Submissions should be no more than 150-200 words.
To be eligible, authors need to reside in the City of Rockingham boundaries, be a senior (60+ years, or 50+ years if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander), and complete the application form below.
A People’s Choice Award will be available for one community member who nominates an author. Both the nominator and nominee will win a $100 cash prize each.
Submissions close Friday 25 September 2020.
Complete the application form