Ageism in Ageing Services: An International Perspective

We are excited to announce our next webinar series with the support of Aging in America. Our second webinar will focus on ageism in ageing services. The webinar will be held on:

24 February 2022 at 9 a.m. (US EST) (see local time)

The webinar will include a 60-minute session via ZOOM conference, 2 panelists, and a Q and A. Kirsten Jacobs will serve as the moderator and the panelists include:

  • Tracey Gendron, PhD, MS, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Gerontology, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Executive Director, Virginia Center on Aging
  • Ingrid Eyers, PhD, MSc, Affiliate Professor, the Networking and Intergenerational Advisor for the Global Center on Ageing, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

How to Register: Contact Shannon at for the link and passcode.


Kirsten Jacobs (MSW)

As Senior Director, Shared Learning Initiatives, Kirsten Jacobs leads and manages the organization’s wellness and dementia education strategy and other shared learning activities. Ms. Jacobs guidie a diverse set of education initiatives to advance LeadingAge’s ageism work and strategic focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).


Tracey Gendron (PhD, MS)

Dr. Gendron serves as Chair for the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Gerontology and the Executive Director of the Virginia Center on Aging. Tracey has a Master’s degree in Gerontology, a Master’s degree in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.
With over 25 years of experience as a gerontologist, Dr. Gendron has authored and co-authored over 30 manuscripts and seven book chapters on ageism and aging-related topics. Her personal and professional goal is to raise awareness of Elderhood as the solution to the deeply embedded ageism pervasive within all cultures, settings, and individuals.

Ingrid Eyers (PhD, MSc)

In conjunction with two other partners, Dr. Eyers established the Global Center on Ageing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Erickson School of Aging Studies whose aim is to lead and inspire the global advancement of human rights of older people. This is achieved through rights-based gerontological education, community training, and research. Dr. Eyers is based in Europe as a Networking and Intergenerational Advisor. Her focus is on the quality of life experienced by older people wherever they are. The human rights of an individual are fundamental to the quality of life they experience.

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