This article from Forbes talks about how companies are coming to terms with the words used for senior citizens, elderly, geezers, or whatever we want to call ourselves.
“Wearing out, crumbling, declining, fading, waning, stale? These are just a few of the synonyms for aging on Thesaurus.com. On a slightly more positive note, though, the word-finder lists maturing, developing, mellowing and getting on.
“I guess you can’t argue with the English vernacular, but there are people and companies out there that are trying to put a more positive spin on the twilight years. And they’re not calling them the twilight years.
For example, Allure Magazine declared it would no longer use the term “anti-aging.” Advertisers, too, are having to deal with the language used for us. All agree there is no perfect word, but at least it’s a topic of discussion.
For Geezer Bill’s humorous take on this read What’s a Geezer.