We then did the reading discussions. Rhiannon, Elizabeth, and Jackie presented today. I enjoyed the passages. It was more like the people were telling me their actual life stories and experiences rather than me reading and absorbing information. Like Rhiannon, a few of these stories resonated with me and I could relate to them in some way.
We also got a new assignment that the LCS program has not done before and it is probably the longest name an assignment has ever gotten, “Debunking Ageist Stereotypes and/or Bridging Gaps of Understanding about the Aging Population.” For this we watched a video to give us an idea on how do the project. In our small groups we thought of stereotypes or misconceptions we have on seniors and a possible platform to do the project. There was also a lot of overlap, so we all generally know these stereotypes. I think the ones that I thought of was probably from what I watched on TV. There were also a lot of good ideas on how to debunk these stereotypes, such as blogging, animations, and short documentaries. At the end of class, Stephanie and I were thinking of doing the project together with our HAP group since we’ll be meeting a lot and she also liked one of my ideas for the project. This project seems like a lot of fun since we will probably hangout with seniors more and others will be able to see how enjoyable it is to do so.