This short video is made by AARP (formerly called the American Association of Retired Persons), a U.S. organization focused on issues affecting those over the age of fifty. This is part of their “Social Experiments” series focused on age discrimination. In this clip they ask millennials what age they consider to be old and what “old” looks like. Then AARP introduced the millennials to some real “old” people. In pairs a millennial and someone over 50 teach each other a physical activity. They then ask the millennials if they’ve changed their opinion on what “old” is. The clip closes with the phrase “Redefines what it means to age. #DisruptAging”
What are the ages the millennials initially name as “old”? And how do they demonstrate being “old”?
What makes them change their mind about what “old” is?
How do you think this video “Disrupts Aging” per its hashtag?
How does this video compare to other examples of people 50 or older you’ve seen in the media? And people you know?