Thursday Thought: Don’t You Dare Call Us “Elderly”!

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Susan Rooks, The Grammar Goddess

“We’re Boomers. We’re alive. We’re thriving. We’re not dead yet.

We. Are. NOT. Elderly.

Recently, I have become aware of newscasters talking about those in accidents / house fires / holdups being labeled “elderly.” At the ripe old age of maybe 70.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

When I was a little kid, yes, I’m sure I thought 70 was “old.” Heck, I’m sure I thought 20 was old.

Our parents retired at 60+/-, proud to be able to kick back and do NOTHING, and if they were lucky, they lived another 10 years (my dad died at 71)…”

 

Caregiving Matters came across this witty blog post by Susan Rooks, aka The Grammar Goddess, who is irked about being called elderly and tells us why. We think some of our older caregivers will relate!

 

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