ashton-3Ashton Applewhite considers herself an Old Person in Training. At age 64 the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism says the measure of our aging should not be how much we’re like our younger selves, but how much we’ve embraced the benefits of our years.

Interviewed via Skype, Applewhite talks with Mary Helen and Carol about how we can fight ageist stereotypes in society and within ourselves, both of which can sabotage our futures.

Thanks to The City of Fitchburg Community Media Services for technical support.