It’s imperative for older Americans to be a part of the film industry's awakening to discrimination.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Not only can movie portrayals of older people make it tougher for them to get and keep good jobs, inaccurate and ageist depictions of older people can also weigh on their health and morale.

That’s according to research from Humana Inc. and the University of Southern California’s (USC) Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which evaluates the effects negative portrayals of seniors on film may have on aging adults in America.

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