The Everyday Ageism Project

The Everyday Ageism Project aims to capture people’s everyday experiences of ageism. Research by EURAGE shows that across the European region, ageism is the most commonly experienced form of prejudice, yet relatively little is known about how it is experienced, who experiences it and the situations which may leave people vulnerable to age discrimination.

By providing a safe forum for people to anonymously share their experiences, the project aims to understand the consequences of ageism and the ways that age discrimination can affect people’s everyday lives. We also wish to encourage people to share their stories to show that ageism does exist and that it is a valid problem worth discussing.


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Restricting Access to Transport

Older people do not want to be a 'prisoner in the home'


I was told about this particular incident this morning. A Resident in a residential home was informed that she could only book to have the services of a volunteer transport service, if she was accompanied by a Carer. This lady may have some mobility problems, but her brain is very 'normal'. She is not a prisoner in the home and comes and goes at will. Unfortunately, ageist remarks such as this occur often. Those who live in residential care are 'labelled'. Despite the fact that whatever age, dignity should be paramount.

[This makes me feel] Utterly useless. Nobody should be made to feel, because of age, like they are no longer a valued member of society.

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