Friday Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Stacey Gordon: Dynamics and Relationships in Aging Families | All Together #21

As we age, so too do our relationships with family members. The dynamics within an aging family are constantly evolving, and these changes can bring both opportunities and challenges. It is important to understand ageism as part of our lives, and the need for long-term care system to support people as they grow older in their homes.

In this episode of All Together, host Dina Sargeant was joined by Dr. Stacey Gordon, DSW, LMSW, Program Director of Next Phase Adult Caregiving and Retirement for the Work Life office at New York University. She provides personalized consultations and develops programs to address structural ageism, and is dedicated to elevating conversations and dismantling negative stereotypes around aging.

At the beginning of the episode, Dr. Stacey argues that ageism perpetuates negative stereotypes and can limit older people's abilities to be independent and points out that people age in many different ways. She discusses the negative consequences of exposure to negative stereotypes of aging and how exposure to positive stereotypes can lead to a longer life. Dr. Stacey also highlights the importance of promoting independence among aging family members, and suggests that families should focus on having conversations with the older family members to support their independence.

Visit Dr. Stacey Gordon’s official profile on New York University website at 

Produced by the Family Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.

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