Forget the stereotypes of aging. Many of today’s older adults are active, contributing members of their communities and families. Look around and you’ll see them volunteering, taking (or teaching) classes, serving on boards and committees, or sharing life wisdom with a grandchild.
Age Alive is a photography exhibition that was launched in the fall of 2010. The goal: confronting age-related stereotypes by highlighting positive and realistic images of aging. The project was funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Some of the images used in Age Alive came from photography students taking classes through the Saskatoon Council on Aging. The Council has also presented photography programming in two community schools – Vincent Massey and Bishop Klein – to add an inter-generational component to Age Alive.The public was invited to submit images for Age Alive during an open competition, with prizes and the chance to have their photo featured in the exhibition.
For a presentation on Age Alive and ageism contact the SCOA office 306.652.2255