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Old 12-30-2017, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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I'm 71 and refer to myself as old, I certainly don't feel any need for anyone to invent a new word to describe me
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:11 PM
 
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For those that can't read the link the use of the term "perennials" was created by Maureen Conners who works in fashion technology which is an emerging longevity business that addresses the needs of the older population. The suggestion is that "perennials" continue to blossom and with the right support can continue to do so.

On the other hand this article states it was Gina Bell who coined the term
Why women of 40 and 50 are the new 'ageless generation'
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:12 PM
 
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We’re old and we’re people. No one seems to mind being called “young people” when they are young so why is it so terrible for people who are old to be called “old people” when they become old?

Isn’t that like saying there is something wrong with becoming old?
yes.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:23 PM
 
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Well, in my defense, it is 1:00 am, I'm tired, I was typing quickly, and I didn't bother to proofread. Is that enough of an excuse? But thanks for the correction anyway, I guess.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:30 PM
 
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Well, in my defense, it is 1:00 am, I'm tired, I was typing quickly, and I didn't bother to proofread. Is that enough of an excuse? But thanks for the correction anyway, I guess.
That's okay, I'm so annoyed by some of the posts so far, that I cannot think straight. hahaha :^) (not your posts)

I enjoyed the article and I'm glad you posted it.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:55 PM
 
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I happily embrace geezer and codger, although as a female people sometimes look at me strangely when I refer to myself as such.
I rather enjoy employing "geezerette" occasionally. I find a bit of mild self-deprecating humor seems to take the edge off just about anybody.
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Default OLD?, I'll give you Old.... think about this..........

Having been born in early 1932, I coinsider my self to be Lucky: .......and,
... slightly used,
... and "have beat the odds by a 'wide margin'!!!
For many years, I have lived with the after effects of 20 bone, joint and pelvis fractures.......Can you say Arthritis? !!!!!!
Survived bladder and prostate cancer surgery..
Lived with the negative effects of a Leaking Aortic Heart Valve,
....as well as 'COPD'.
And 5 major surgeries.

And yes, I got my Deer this fall and my share of Grouse.
Regarding what to call me???,.......Just call me LUCKY!!!

CARPE DIEM my friends, you only "Make this trip Once"!!
Proud, you DAMN right I'm proud!!!!,.... including my 51 yrs of marriage, to the same lady!

Ketch ya later.............
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:36 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I enjoyed reading the comments more than the article.
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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Seniors, elderly, golden-agers, AARPers, mature adults.
all better than "perennials"
Perennial means it keeps coming back. We've all got an expiration date...
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:26 AM
 
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Employees at the fitness center and several at our public library call me Mr. Mark. Swaying away from tradition in placing emphasis on the first name has appeal that is refreshing.
Attention to pointing out one is much older is avoided and with each location not having ties to each other makes this approach even more smile worthy.
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