Technically...according to the letter of the law...age dicrimination is only illegal as far as employment goes.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;
the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination;
the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older;
Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA), which prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments;
Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who work in the federal government;
Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information about an applicant, employee, or former employee; and
the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which, among other things, provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination.
Private companies can give discounts to anyone they want...based on age...(kids menus and ticket prices...senior discounts) and it's NOT illegal.
Also...technically...I said that seniors helped shape our future...
It was also my understanding that the seniors helped put the Canada Pension Plan into effect in 1965 and that pension ensured that everyone in Canada will at least have some money coming in once they retire...prior to that there were people retiring on savings...most with nothing...(would that not include shaping our future)?
The seniors also put together the infrastructure of our cities in Canada that we will all use in the future...perhaps within the next hour or two when we leave work.
Your generation is also helping shape the future...but it sure isn't doing it alone...and I fail to see anything as significant as CPP yet...although the iPhone is a great disposable toy.