[Christianity Today] 2 Oct 2008--How many times have you heard someone say “no” to being a part of an older adult ministry because they just don’t consider themselves a senior?
People over 50 perceive the word senior as being descriptive of something that they are not. Old, senior, elderly, and retired are all words that have negative connotations attached to them. In this country, youth is often glorified while old age is something to be avoided. Just browsing through greeting cards at a store will shed light on the many negative themes that surround the context of aging.