Earlier this year, the University of Michigan in conjunction with AARP reported the findings of its National Poll on Healthy Aging, which described how those of us ages 50 to 80 are bombarded with negative and hostile stereotypes.

According to the poll, “more than 80 percent of those polled say they commonly experience at least one form of ageism in their day-to-day lives.” And 40 percent said they routinely experience three or more forms of this everyday ageism, said Erica Solway, associate director of the University of Michigan poll.

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