Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.
Staying young seems more important than ever. It is no secret that we live in a youth-oriented society, which places great value on appearance.
As we move into a global phenomenon of unprecedented increases in persons age 50 and older, which can create relationship disparity and communication difficulties fondly phrased as generation gap, we might discover that ageism is alive and well.
Especially in the American culture, being older could be viewed as less desirable in some way not only in the workforce but also in personal relationships.
Even in the selection of a date or a mate, middle age and older increases the numbers of available women versus an ever-decreasing number of men who might be available–providing men with an imbalanced opportunity for selection.
Age can become a barrier while seeking health and medical treatment.
Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News.