Health & Wellness

Let's Rock This Chair: Saying No to Ageism and Yes to Aging

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Ashton Applewhite
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Ashton Applewhite, a celebrated speaker, author and TED 2017 participant, will speak on May 20 at the Springfield Free Public Library about her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

Applewhite is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. In 2016, she joined PBS' Next Avenue annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as its Infuencer of the Year. She has been recognized by The New York Times, National Public Radio and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism.

The free event, sponsored by the North-Central New Jersey Chapter of The Transition Network (TTN), runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is required: www.thetransitionnetwork.org/events/2447.

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TTN is a national nonprofit for professional women 50 and older, whose changing life situations lead them to seek new connections, resources and opportunities.

The library is located at 66 Mountain Ave.

For questions, contact (201) 240-0906 or sblilly@pobox.com.

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