Learn to confidently communicate to ensure your voice is heard.

Are you now at that age where:
  • Your family thinks that they many know better?
  • Your Doctor dismisses your concerns because of age?
  • You feel bullied or pressured to make decisions?
  • You feel that you’ve lost your voice or are lost in a process?
  • You are accused of being selfish?

These feelings are all too common as the stereotypes around age come into play. Anyone can experience ageism, younger or older based on perceptions of your age not even your exact age.

More experienced adults tend to see these attitudes most.

This attitude can come from your children, siblings, friends, or professionals that you work with. In these cases it’s important not to lose your voice.

Your needs are exactly that, your needs. While others may have the best of intentions it doesn’t mean that their solution is right for you.

 Confidently Communicate with HEART

HISTORY – Be aware of and respectful of the family, medical or financial history

EMOTIONS -Address and acknowledge the emotions, yours and others

AUTONOMY – You make decisions that are right for you

RESPECTFUL – To the people involved, yourself and different views

TALKING & LISTENING – You can’t have one without the other.

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What else can you do?

  • Ask questions
  • Don’t use ageisms
  • Share information
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Document your decisions
  • Use humour
  • Call out ageism
  • Use professionals you are comfortable with
  • Be honest
  • Be aware of your body language
  • Make eye contact
  • Pick your time for conversations