Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet:

​The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Service of Office of Performance Outcomes & Accountability and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Practice and Policy Research Quarterly 

Recorded Lectures

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions


Thursday, November 9th, noon - 1:00 pm.


Michelle Stewart, M.S., M.Ed.


Ageism Exposed:

Confronting Myths, Misconceptions and Stereotypes

about Aging and Older People


Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive

Oklahoma City, OK 73106


Click here to register.


Summary:  Ageism is perhaps the last socially-acceptable out-grouping "ism." While many minor manifestations of ageism can be managed by simply responding with resilience - and perhaps a bit of friendly humor ("I don't look my age? I'm sorry to hear that! I've worked so hard to get here!") - others exact high prices that we all end up paying. The good news? Ageism can and will be overcome through education, advocacy and activism. In this presentation, we'll discuss several of the ways ageism operates outside of our social "radar" and explore positive strategies to combat age discrimination in our daily and professional lives.


Michelle Stewart is an aging and ageism educator who uses entertainment and empathy to expose ageism and help people overcome unconscious ageist attitudes. Michelle holds an MS in Wellness Management and an M.Ed. in Adult Education (Gerontology) from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is currently utilizing her experiences in education, information marketing, and senior services to create a nonprofit dedicated to maximizing the health, happiness and empowerment of people ages 50+ through training, advocacy and creative projects: Ageversity. (Coming soon:



Last Updated: October 16, 2017
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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