What scares you about aging? We can’t fight the forces that make us fear aging until we take a closer look at what they are. In this episode, age panic and what we can start to do about it.

Host Sally Chivers and guest Andrea Charise talk about long-term care, the silver tsunami, stories that divide generations, and how it’s not necessarily your fault if you don’t age well.

Wrinkle Radio is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council through the Aging in Data Research Project

Episode includes music from freesound by Graham_Makes – CC 4.0 license, aluroso, and valentinsosnitskiy. from artlist by Duce Williams and Michael Shynes.

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Author

Dr. Sally Chivers
Professor, Gender & Social Justice and English, Trent University, Ontario

Sally Chivers is Full Professor of Gender & Social Justice and English as well as a Founding Executive Member and Past Director of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society. She was honoured with the 2021 Distinguished Research Award in recognition of her prolific scholarship and international reputation as a leader in the interdisciplinary fields of age and disability studies, health humanities, and cultural gerontology.

Her research focuses on the hidden or ignored contributions of older adults and people with disabilities, especially those who too often get pushed outside the frame. Specifically, she studies the cultural politics of aging and disability, especially within film