age•ism / āj-izem / noun
Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age.
Hannan Center works diligently to identify and combat ageism. With so many messages coming from a culture that ridicules and dismisses the worth of older adults, Hannan is the one place where the number of years you have been alive is respected and valued. In fact, we ask people to consider the notion that the capacity to learn and contribute to society doesn’t diminish with time – it grows.