Scenario 3 - Curling
“I have been curling for over 40 years and am pretty good, if I do say so myself. Last year I started curling with an all-ages group on Saturday. One day I curled with two college students. One of them asked me, ‘Do you mind throwing hard takeouts? We were wondering if you would like to do that.’ They were nice kids but this went on for three or four ends. Finally, I threw a hard, house-clearing shot that sentone of the rocks up over the platform at the back. The look on their faces was priceless.”
Possible ageist attitude or behaviour:
- Older adults are not athletic.
- Older adults cannot make good judgements about their own physical abilities.