Unveiling Ageism with Margaret Coates
Thursday, Feb 28, 2024 at 2 PM PST via Zoom
Ageism is more than just a buzzword; it’s a social phenomenon with detrimental effects on older individuals. In this webinar, Margaret Coates, with over 40 years of experience in the non-profit sector, will delve into the depths of ageism. She will unravel its origins, debunk common myths and stereotypes, and shed light on its profound impact on older adults and society as a whole.
🔍 What to Expect:
- Understanding the concept of ageism
- Exploring the root causes and prevalent stereotypes
- Unveiling the real-life impacts on older individuals
- Discussing strategies to combat ageism in our communities
Margaret Coates brings a wealth of expertise and passion to this crucial discussion. With her extensive background in senior advocacy and community development, she offers invaluable insights into this pressing issue.
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain awareness and be part of the solution!
Margaret Coates has over 40 years experience in the non-profit sector across metro Vancouver, with 28 years focused on working with seniors. In her last full-time role, she was the Executive Director of the 411 Seniors Centre Society, working there for 15 years. On the North Shore, Margaret did a short contract as Acting Executive Director of Silver Harbour Senior’s Activity Centre. Since 2015, Margaret has been working for Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society where she also writes the North Shore News Column.
Over the years, Margaret has served on several committees and boards as a volunteer. To name a few she was on the Social Planning Advisory Committee for the City of North Vancouver for six years and on the board of North Shore Keep Well Society for 5 years. She presently serves on the board of Silver Harbour and is a member of the Community Housing Action Committee run by North Shore Community Services Society. Her last volunteer roles off the North Shore were as a member of the New Horizon’s for Seniors Grants Review Committee and a board member of the Vancouver Community Network.
Margaret, a long-time residence on the North Shore is married, has three children and nine grandchildren. Her varied interests include seniors, women’s and children’s issues, the role of technology with seniors, housing, community development and municipal social issues. She enjoys walking, reading, and movies.
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