Laura Carstensen on "perennial" potential of aging well
NIA Aging Centers News Reference
In a column discussing how to talk about older people and aging itself, Laura Castensen says: "We need a term that aging people can embrace." And she suggests "perennial," a word she heard used by an acquaintance: "Perennials aren’t guaranteed to blossom year after year, but given proper conditions, good soil and nutrients, they can go on for decades. It’s aspirational."
"What Do We Call Aging Baby Boomers?" - Washington Post. 11/29/2017.