Elderly People in the Media

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Elderly People in the Media By: Jordan Molnar, Jasmine Koshman, Andrea Landstad

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Elderly People in the Media. By: Jordan Molnar, Jasmine Koshman , Andrea Landstad. Definition. Elderly people- someone who is old or near old age. . S tereotypes. Helpless Dirty Deteriorated Greedy Picky Slow Weak U nhealthy H ard of H earing M oody. Helpless. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Elderly People in the Media

By: Jordan Molnar, Jasmine Koshman, Andrea Landstad

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Definition

Elderly people- someone who is old or near old age.

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Stereotypes

Helpless Dirty Deteriorated Greedy Picky

Slow Weak Unhealthy Hard of Hearing Moody

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Helpless

The elderly are portrayed as helpless in the media. Often, movies and television shows display them as being a hassle to those around them. This is because they simply cannot do things for themselves.

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Dirty The older

generation is said to smell like “moth balls”. They are repeatedly represented as smelly old people who cannot bathe themselves.

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Deteriorated The elderly are stereotyped as not

knowing where they are or what they are doing. They get lost quickly and easily when in public places.

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Greedy Elderly people are shown as only caring

about themselves. They are constantly asking for help from others no matter what the cost is to that person.

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Picky Seniors are displayed as always

needing to have things their way. They are extremely fussy.

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Slow Elderly people are believed to not only

walk and think more slowly than youth but they also believe that youth take the same pace as them. Example: When going through a till the older generation takes the most time to check-out of the store because of their use of change and their constant story telling.

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Weak Senior citizens are shown to be weak

as they cannot carry their items or belongings to their destination. Example: In movies and television shows the elderly are displayed as needing help with carrying their groceries.

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Unhealthy Often, in movies the elderly person is

sick or dying. They are commonly the “tragic part” of the storyline.

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Hard of Hearing

The media presents elderly people as being nearly deaf. This is used so often that it has become comical to viewers.

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Moody The older generation is represented as

grumpy. They frequently have a temper and are rude to those around them.

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