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Ageism is f*cked up.

I’ve adopted a  new term for seniors, “olders” after picking up Ashton Applewhite’s smart book “This Chair Rocks: a Manifesto Against Ageism”. In it, Applewhite proposes using olders:

“…as a noun. It’s clear and value-neutral, and it emphasizes that age is a continuum. There is no old/young divide. We’re always older than some people, younger than others. Since no one on the planet is getting any younger, let’s stop using “aging” as a perjorative…” Similarly, she says, “’Aging in place’ – living where we want to for as long as we can – is many people’s top priority; since aging means living, let’s call it ‘living in place’”.

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