Module 1 Discussion Forum – Stereotyping

Do seniors experience negative stereotyping and ageism in your community or in Canada? Examine the issue of negative stereotyping and ageism by applying ONE of the following research methods:

1) Make direct observations of the treatment of older people in your community, or

2) Apply contents analysis research to one of various forms of media (TV, movies, advertising, or print) to examine images or stereotyping of older people.

Briefly record and discuss your observations.