If you’re a regular social media user, you have probably noticed AARP’s Disrupt Aging posts and hashtag #disruptaging in their timelines. They’ve done a bang up job of leading discussions on age and aging. May is Older American Month and it is a great opportunity to get in on the conversation with some writing prompts and social sharing prompts.
- Are you writing a novel? Is there an older character? If so, consider giving them an unconventional storyline or backstory.
- Are you writing a novel? Is there a younger character who can be re-written as an older character?
- Set a timer and write about a personal experience with an elder. Give yourself 30 minutes without self-editing and censoring yourself. Just write to beat the clock.
- If you’re a blogger, choose an older person to focus on in a post. Is there someone who is related to your topic and subject matter? Showcase them.
- Visit AARP’s site and find some personal stories and articles to share on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Use the hashtags #disruptaging and #olderamericanmonth to share with your followers.
- Look up quotes about aging online to share with beautiful free photos from Pexels or Burst.
- Share your own story about aging. Did you know you can submit a personal story to AARP?
Do you have specific thoughts about aging you’d like to share with your audience? You should do so and May is a great time.