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I wonder what other countries or cultures say in reference to someone who is older?
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All that matters is that YOUR comfortable with it
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I don't mind the word elderly at all. Especially when I go to an Indian PowWow. It is nice to be counted among the Elders!

I don't know that we have a good way to refer to persons in the fall of their lives. Not a term that everyone embraces willingly.

Taking a "senior discount" is OK with me, but I dislike the term "senior citizen" as it implies everyone else is a junior citizen.

"Older Person" begs the question older than what? Dirt? My granddaughter is older than her son. That is such a relative term I'm not sure it is helpful. If I read in the paper than an older person had been selected for this year's award, I would simply be confused.

I'm glad to be older than I was last year. If fact, I like it so well I think I will keep on getting older as long as I can. Wish we had a better term for it, though.
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I hate the word "Elderly", I think saying a "older person" brings more respect and politeness than saying they are "Elderly"
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What about the media when they use the term "elderly".... I want to throw a shoe at the TV when there is a report about an elderly person for this or that, and that person was only 55 years old.

When you think about it, quite a few of our Presidential candidates here in the States are "elderly" :P
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The lady I get free range eggs from on the next road is in her mid eighties and stronger than I've ever been.
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There is no "official" definition of "senior." Each organization that uses that word is free to mean whatever they want.
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By the way, in our island's government, senior citizen starts at age 60. As you can see, each establishments/govt entities/insurance have their own senior citizen age. You will need to google or call them up to get the specifics for each entity.
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Prince Frederick MD would take you into senior housing at age 55. But some private apartment complexes want you to be 62 or older. Calvert county considers you a senior at 60.
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Different hotel chains have their minimum age for seniors - some is age 56, etc... I think AARP is 55.

Ross dept store is 55. One time I shopped there on a Tuesday and didn't dye my hair (lots of gray hair) - and the cashier suddenly asked me for my driver's license. I thought it was to verify my credit card charge and wondered why she was taking forever staring at my driver's license. So I asked her if there was a problem. She said no. That today is senior citizen discount day and she was going to give me that discount. I think she had problem trying to figure out my age... and miscalculated it.
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I think 65 is officially a senior as that's when medicare kicks in. But hey, at 57 if I can get a senior discount I'm all about it! 👵👴
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Different answers for different organizations. 65 for sirlines. 60 or 62 for most movie theaters and museums. Is it 50 for AARP? 65 for Medicare.
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