Correcting Conceptions About Adult Technology Capabilities

November 3, 2021
Hosted by Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP

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According to The Kauffman Index of Startup Activity.the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity in the U.S. is among those 55 to 64 years." . Furthermore, statistics indicate that older adult entrepreneurs remain in business longer than their younger counterparts: i.e.,: within five years of beginning a business, 70% of those started by older adults remain operational, this as compared to 28% of those started by younger adults. Despite these statistics, many people have the misconception that older adults are incapable of learning technology, and specifically mastering the online marketing technology space. Austin Walsh has experience with people of all ages and can attest to the fact that age is not a predictor of a person's ability to learn or become proficient in the online space. These conceptions are steeped in ageism. Conversely, one might have the conception that a person of Austin's young age could not be as astute, well-spoken and insightful as he presents. This would be a gross misconception and reflects ageism at the other end of the spectrum. In fact, the result of a 2020 study conducted at the University of Toronto and Furman University reported that almost 50% of younger adults reported feeling the the effects of ageism in the workplace characterized by lack of respect and assumptions about their ability predicated on lack of life or professional experience. Austin Walsh defies those misconceptions. He is not only insightful but speaks with an ease and direct style that is compelling. This, along with his knowledge and expertise, translates into a winning combination for helping people easily understand what some might think is the daunting language of online technology. This is a talent and ability that cannot necessarily be taught, no matter anyone's age.

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Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP

Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP

Phyllis Ayman, host of Seniors Straight Talk, is a speech and language pathologist, certified dementia practitioner, trainer, and best-selling author who’s dedicated to improving quality life and quality care for older adults in our families, communities and nursing home residents. She’s best known for her communication skills, empathy, unwavering high standards, and believes strongly that care treatment of older adults is a direct reflection of society’s attitudes towards adults the elder years of their lives. She’s passionate about meeting the needs of our culturally diverse senior population and understands the root causes faced by nursing home residents after working in 50 nursing homes. Phyllis is passionate about teaching what she learned from helping your parents to how she can help you. Phyllis is an accomplished author and featured speaker and an accomplished trainer for both the public and private sector. Her latest book Dignity and Respect: Are Our Aging Parents Getting What They Deserve? became an instant Amazon bestseller. She’s published several articles and courses for healthcare workers and caregivers and holds a trademark for the word “IMpathy” (tm).

Phyllis serves as a board member of the Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, is an advisory board member to Olive Community Services based in Los Angeles, California and served as a member of the COVID19 National Health Care Coalition.

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