Together, the Toronto Seniors’ Forum and Care Watch carried out a project entitled “Still Acting Out” to address age-based discrimination in Toronto.
Over the course of a year the “Still Acting Out” Age Positive Project reached out to seniors’ groups, inviting them to explore the impact of ageism and to develop strategies to address it on a personal level and within their communities. Using seniors’ experiences and ideas, the Age Positive Project constructed four dramatic vignettes that depict ageism, and used these dramatic scenes to initiate discussions about ageism with seniors’ groups across the city.
The Still Acting Out Age Positive Project experiences and products are combined into a “learning module” intended to help other seniors’ groups explore ageism through discussion, improvisation, role-playing and advocacy, and can be customized and used according to the needs of each organization. The learning module and other materials developed through this project are located in the Resisting Ageism pages.