Jill Vitale-Aussem Shares Her Experiences Embracing Gray with McKnight’s Senior Living

Leadership  |  October 24, 2022

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Last year, CLC President & CEO Jill Vitale-Aussem wrote about her experience with pushing back against ageism and releasing the ageist beliefs that are so ubiquitous in our society that many of us have internalized them. “For me,” said Jill, “the most obvious opportunity to begin embracing my age was to stop dying my hair.”

In a recent two-part article by Lois A. Bowers for McKnight’s Senior Living, Jill, along with Kimberly Lody, former president and CEO of Sonida Senior Living, shares more about her decision to embrace her gray hair.

In part 1,”Giving gray hair the green light,” Jill discusses some of the introspection that led her to decision to “go gray” and how this shift has positively impacted her life and work.

In part 2, “Deciding whether to ditch the dye? Leaders share do’s for your ’do,” Jill lends her insights and experiences to other women considering embracing their natural hair color. From digging into her own apprehensions about taking this step, surrounding herself with a supportive group, to the logistics of moving away from dye, Jill encourages others to feel empowered on their own journeys!

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