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Robert N. Brooks: Objects to equating ‘aging’ with ‘age’

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Monday, January 08, 2018
Objects to equating ‘aging’ with ‘age’

Concerning the editorial of Jan. 4 (“Benefits for all to support aging in place”), once again, the Gazette, among many others, facilely and wholly inaccurately equates age, aging and seniors with being over 60.

“Age” is nothing more than a chronological term and should not be used as being synonymous with the negatives (of which there certainly are many) of “aging.” To do so is not only semantically inaccurate, but can be insulting, demeaning, and dishonoring.

Robert N. Brooks

Amherst