SENIOR
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SENIOR CITIZENS

OLD AGE

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GERONTOLOGY

LIFE EXPECTANCY

AGEISM

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SENIOR
CITIZENS




Senior citizen is a common polite designation
for an elderly person in both UK and US English,
and it implies or means that the person is
retired.

This in turn implies or in fact means that the
person is over the retirement age, which of
course varies according to country. Synonyms
include pensioner in UK English and retiree
and senior in US English. Some dictionaries
describe widespread usage of "senior citizen"
already for people over the age of 65, which
is not a common retirement age.

"Senior citizen" is replacing the term old-age
pensioner traditionally used in UK English.

When defined in an official context, "senior
citizen" is often used for legal or policy-
related reasons in determining who is eligible
for certain benefits available to the age group.

It is used in general usage instead of traditional
terms such as "old person", "old-age pensioner",
or "elderly" as a courtesy and to signify
continuing relevance of and respect for this
population group as "citizens" of society, of
"senior" rank.



Senior citizen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senior_citizen



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OLD
AGE




Old age consists of ages nearing or surpassing
the average life span of human beings, and thus
the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and
terms for old people include seniors (American
usage), senior citizens (British and American
usage) and the elderly. As occurs with almost
any definable group of humanity, some people
will hold a prejudice against others—in this
case, against old people. This is one form of
ageism.

Old people have limited regenerative abilities
and are more prone to disease, syndromes, and
sickness than other adults. For the biology of
ageing, see senescence. The medical study of
the aging process is gerontology, and the
study of diseases that afflict the elderly
is geriatrics.



OLD AGE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_age



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PHYSICAL
CHANGES




There is often a general physical decline,
and people become less active. Old age can
cause, amongst other things:



Wrinkles and liver spots on the skin

Change of hair colour to gray or white

Hair loss

Lessened hearing

Diminished eyesight

Slower reaction times and agility

Reduced ability to think clearly

Difficulty recalling memories

Lessening or cessation of sex,
sometimes because of physical
symptoms such as erectile
dysfunction in men, but often
simply a decline in libido.

Greater susceptibility to bone
diseases such as osteoarthritis.



ELDERLY
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elderly



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GERIATRICS




Geriatrics is a sub-specialty of medicine
that focuses on health care of the elderly.
It aims to promote health and to prevent
and treat diseases and disabilities in
older adults.



GERIATRICS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geriatrics



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GERONTOLOGY




Gerontology is the study of the social,
psychological and biological aspects of
aging. It is distinguished from geriatrics,
which is the branch of medicine that
studies the disease of the elderly.



Gerontology encompasses the following:

studying physical, mental, and social
changes in people as they age;

investigating the ageing process itself
(biogerontology);

investigating the interface of normal
ageing and age-related disease
(geroscience);

investigating the effects of our ageing
population on society, including the
fiscal effects of pensions, entitlements,
life and health insurance, and retirement
planning;

applying this knowledge to policies and
programs, including a macroscopic (i.e.
government planning) and microscopic
(i.e. running a nursing home) perspective.



GERONTOLOGY
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerontology



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LIFE
EXPECTANCY




Life expectancy is the expected (in the
statistical sense) number of years of
life remaining at a given age. It is
denoted by ex, which means the average
number of subsequent years of life for
someone now aged x, according to a
particular mortality experience. (In
technical literature, this symbol means
the average number of complete years of
life remaining, ie excluding fractions
of a year.

The corresponding statistic including
fractions of a year, ie the normal
meaning of life expectancy, has a symbol
with a small circle over the e.)



Life Expectancy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_expectancy



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AGEISM
AGE
DISCRIMINATION




Ageism, also called age discrimination, is
stereotyping of and discrimination against
individuals or groups because of their age.
It is a set of beliefs, attitudes, norms,
and values used to justify age based
prejudice and discrimination.

This may be casual or systematic. The term
was coined in 1969 by US gerontologist
Robert N. Butler to describe discrimination
against seniors, and patterned on sexism
and racism. Butler defined ageism as a
combination of three connected elements.

Among them were prejudicial attitudes towards
older people, old age, and the aging process;
discriminatory practices against older people;
and institutional practices and policies that
perpetuate stereotypes about older people.

The term has also been used to describe prejudice
and discrimination against teens and children,
including ignoring their ideas because they are
too young, or assuming that they should behave
in certain ways because of their age.



AGEISM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ageism



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SENIOR
CITIZENS
LINKS




5 Reasons Why Music Boosts Brain Activity
http://www.alzheimers.net/2014-07-21/why-music-boosts-brain-activity-in-dementia-patients/

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation
http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/help-seniors-avoid-social-isolation-8-14-2014/

Administration on Aging
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administration_on_Aging

Council for Senior Citizens
http://www.councilseniorcitizens.org/

Elder Circle
http://www.eldercircle.org/

Fraud Prevention Checklist
http://www.homeadviceguide.com/fraud-prevention-checklist/

How Elders and Caregivers Can Take Advantage of Summer Weather
http://www.agingcare.com/Articles/summer-activities-to-do-with-seniors-150881.htm

Information for Senior Citizens/
http://www.hud.gov/groups/seniors.cfm

International Federation on Aging
http://www.ifa-fiv.org

Minuteman Senior Services
http://www.minutemansenior.org/

National Institute of Senior Centers
http://www.ncoa.org/national-institute-of-senior-centers/

National Senior Care Directory
http://www.seniorsa2z.com/

National Senior Citizens Day
http://www.kidscare.org/clubcentral/national-senior-citizens-day



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National Senior Citizens Law Center
http://www.nsclc.org/

Retirement Business Ideas
https://www.commercialcapitaltraining.com/business-resources/business-ideas/retirement-business-ideas/

Retirement Solutions with a Reverse Mortgage
http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/helpful-advice/retirement-reverse-mortgages.php

Rising Demand for Long-Term Services and Supports for Elderly People
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/44363

Senior.com
http://www.senior.com/

Senior Citizens
http://www.seniorcitizens.com/

Senior Citizens.org
http://www.seniorcitizens.org/

Senior Citizens Bureau
http://www.seniorcitizensbureau.com/

Senior Citizen's Guide
http://www.seniorcitizensguide.com/

The Senior Citizens League
http://www.seniorsleague.org/

Senior Citizen Links
http://www.onlib.org/web/search_tools/links/seniors.htm

Senior Citizens Magazine
http://www.seniorcitizensmagazine.com/



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Senior Citizens' Resources | USA.gov
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml

Senior Citizen Services
http://www.scstc.org/

Senior Corps
http://www.seniorcorps.gov/

Senior Programs.com
http://www.seniorprograms.com/

Senior Resources | National Association of the Deaf
http://www.nad.org/senior-resources

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
http://www.hud.gov/groups/seniors.cfm



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