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Aging Stereotypes

Vote On What Should Replace Those Dreadful 'Elderly Crossing' Signs

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty

Ever since they were introduced in 1981, those "Elderly People Crossing" road signs in the U.K. that depict a hunched-over couple have gotten on peopl...

These Amazing People Over 50 Bust Every Aging Stereotype You Can Think Of

The Huffington Post | Damon Scheleur and Shelley Emling | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty

Sophia Loren once said, “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people ...

Older People Are Not Adorable, So Please Stop Calling Them That

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.29.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

There's lots of discussion these days about what to call people as they grow older. Nobody likes 'elderly'; 'senior' and 'senior citizen' are a scant improvement over 'elderly'; and we can argue till the cows come home exactly what 'older person' means. I'm fine with using my actual age as a descriptor. I'm a '64-year-old.' Period. What I'm not fine with is being called 'adorable.'