Elder Potential

Elder Rights

Sage Community

Sage Community Goals

Sageism vs Ageism

Rethinking Elderhood




Southeast Advocacy Center for Elder Rights

Elder Potential

The Elder Characteristics for the 21st Century

The ideal image of elders in the future will include:


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  • Self-actualized
  • Changed understanding about Age from the present one
  • Wise
  • Respected
  • Independent
  • Revered
  • Seen as experienced
  • Not depressed
  • Good quality of life
  • Ongoing hopes and dreams
  • Being risk takers
  • Families that support and encourage elders’ potential
  • Decreased need for nursing home beds with increased use of creative non-institutional alternatives for those who need some help
  • Reduced profit from current Ageist products and services but increased profit on those bringing elder independence and thriving