“‘Seasoned?’ ‘Lucky?’ (Philly.com) readers join the debate over what to call older people “


by Stacey Burling, Staff Writer

“Seasoned. Chronologically gifted. Senior. Just plain old.

“All those words had fans among the readers who responded to my essay on the challenges of describing people over age 65 when some chafe at words that even hint at the possibility that they might be past their prime. What do people in this age group want to be called?

“The good news is that a lot of people are feeling good about aging and are just thankful they’re around. As one online commenter put it: ‘All that matters is that I am looking down at the flowers. Call me what you want, such a minor matter.’

“Sol Mayer, 84, said he and his wife live in a large senior community.”

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