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KS Change Task 20 20120329

Ageism Quiz - 1

1. Age discrimination is still common in the workplace despite a federal law banning it.

True False

2. Abuse of elders primarily happens in poorly run nursing homes.

True False

3. Mental abilities begin to decline in midlife.

True False

4. Older adults rarely pull their own weight in society.

True False

5. In general, people over 65 get better medical care than younger Americans.

True False

6. Many prime-time television sitcoms and dramas tend to portray older people as scatterbrained.

True False

7. Few older people are isolated and lonely.

True False

8. The majority of people over 65 are affluent and self-interested.

True False

9. Americans tend to fear their own aging.

True False

10. Dreading old age can shorten your life.

True False



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Our Mission

The Silver Century Foundation promotes a positive view of aging. The Foundation challenges entrenched and harmful stereotypes, encourages dialogue between generations, advocates planning for the second half of life, and raises awareness to educate and inspire everyone to live long, healthy, empowered lives.

Notable Quote

"It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment; in these qualities old age is usually not poorer, but is even richer."

Cicero (106-43 BC)