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Host: Scott LaMar

Smart Talk: What to call aging adults?

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Nov 22, 2016 3:50 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, November 22, 2016:

How we refer to people of different races, ethnicities, religions and age groups obviously is important.  While there is consensus on most groups, there seems to be some confusion and no clear-cut answer to what to call an aging adult.

It's one of the reasons the York County Community Foundation's Embracing Aging initiative asked nearly 650 individuals that question as part of their "A Name for the Ages" survey.

We've heard most of the descriptions before -- elderly and senior citizen are two that have been used in the past and not used very often today.

Embracing Aging's Managing Director Cathy Bollinger appears on Tuesday's Smart Talk with the term that was most popular and it spawns a conversation many have about stereotypes.

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Cathy Bollinger

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