How does Society Treat Older People?  What’s Bedford Thinking?

November 29, 2021

We had another poll ready to go, but with the news of the new Omicron variant making the headlines,  questions of returning to normal seemed too early to ask.  So we’re looking longer term this week.  

A recent CBS News Poll asked how Americans think society treats older people.  According to the poll, most Americans think we pay too little attention to the thoughts and opinions of older generations.

Most Americans think society doesn’t pay enough attention to older people – CBS News poll
CBS News – Nov 28, 2021

The term “older people” is such a relative term depending on one’s own age. Different age groups perceive things differently.  Four in 10 younger adults—those under age 30—think of people as old when they reach their fifties.  At the same time, people who are 65 don’t consider they will be considered old until they’re in their seventies.    As people grow older, they’re more likely to think of “old” as an age that is older than they are.

Understanding the limitations of our one-question format, how does Bedford think we treat “older people”?

What’s Bedford Thinking?

Society Treats Older People…..

Ready to be counted? Vote in the poll until noon next Saturday, December 4. You’ll find the poll on The Citizen’s main page, or by scrolling on your phone or tablet.

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