In our society, what are some ways of discrimination seniors might encounter? Can you give a few examples?
Like all other kinds of discrimination, ageism can be found in all parts of one’s life and society. Seniors have encountered many situations, from their own houses to banks, hospitals, and insurance companies. Older adults may face discrimination in their relationships. In their family, they may be treated as having difficulty understanding or are invisible. Seniors may face harassment in their own families.
Outsprings may misbehave or even beat their parents and grandparents because of some ridiculous reasons. Seniors’ concerns may get ignored due to their age, and others may make jokes implying seniors are not worthy of respect. In the workplace, seniors may face a company that does not employ people over a certain age. The interviewee might want to know their age when it is not a qualification point.
Considering seniors as less productive, bullying them, and harassment at work can be other examples of discrimination in the workplace. Insurance companies may refuse to cover some expenses over a particular age. Banks may not be willing to provide a new credit card. And not receiving a standard service in a restaurant are all different kinds of discrimination seniors may witness in other places.