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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC


  ( Division 8.5 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. )

CHAPTER 10.5. Senior Wellness Program [9650 - 9681]

  ( Chapter 10.5 added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 689, Sec. 4. )

ARTICLE 2.5. Campaign to Change Cultural Attitudes Toward and Perceptions of Older Adults [9664 - 9665]
  ( Article 2.5 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 541, Sec. 16. )


(a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(1) Ageism is the systematic stereotyping of, and discrimination against, persons based on age.

(2) Ageism is manifested, at both the individual and institutional levels, in a range of ways, from the perpetuation of stereotypes and myths about aging and aging people, the dislike and outright disdain of elders, and the simple subtle avoidance of contact with elders, to discriminatory practices against elders in housing, employment, and services.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to encourage the development of partnerships addressed at combating ageism in the workplace.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 541, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 2003.)


(a) The Legislature requests that the California Department of Aging partner with the Industry Coalition on Age Equity in Media, which is a joint coalition of the California Commission on Aging, Women in Film, and the Employment Development Department, to work with the entertainment industry in an effort to change cultural attitudes and perceptions of aging and older adults, with the goals of making the workplace more receptive to older workers and eradicating ageism in society.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature, in enacting this act, to generate pervasive, profound, and positive changes in our culture, vision, and attitudes toward aging.

(c) State funds shall not be appropriated for purposes of implementing this section. The department is not required to undertake any new task pursuant to this section unless it receives federal or private funds for that purpose.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 541, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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