Words matter

Thank you for your article on the Calabasas Senior Center. However, I would like to take exception to the use of the word “elderly” in the headline.
Journalists tend to be wordsmiths and as such should realize that words are nuanced and can evoke feelings and perceptions.
Words have shades of meaning and the choice of the word elderly connotes a negative notion and demonstrates an outdated and uninformed view of today’s senior citizens.
After all, today’s senior citizens are an activist generati...

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