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Two for one: Why age diversity in the workplace is a good deal

You may have noticed being served by people from a wider age range when visiting retail outlets. You’re not imagining it. The number of older people in Australia is increasing, and this is reflected in the retail industry. However, ageist beliefs and behaviours are prevalent in society, impacting older people’s mental health and wellbeing. We know that when people interact with others across the age span, it helps to reduce ageism. Building age diversity in workplaces is a two-for-one deal: