Resource: Elevate Aging Through Language: A Usage and Style Guide
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Using data from the Elevate Aging Project, a partnership of the California Assisted Living Association and Elder Care Alliance, this language use and style guide identifies words and phrases that perpetuate ageist views and suggests replacements that promote positive views of aging. In addition, this guide covers the use of an inclusive, person-centered philosophy which should be kept in mind when writing about older adults.
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Age Culture Humanities An interdisciplinary Journal
This issue unpacks the meaning- & underlying ageism & ableism- of contested terms within age studies, including elderly, senior citizen, age-friendly, boomer, dementia sufferer, functionality, population, & vulnerability. Age, Culture, Humanities is the humanities and arts journal that publishes scholarship on topics that investigate the critical intersections of the arts and humanities with the aging process and with age across the lifespan. Age, Culture, Humanities promotes cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and older age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and older age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.