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."

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Laura Carstensen (Stanford)

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"What Do We Call Aging Baby Boomers?" - Washington Post. 11/29/2017.

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