What is another word for the elderly?

14 synonyms found


[ ðɪ ˈɛldəli], [ ðɪ ˈɛldəli], [ ð_ɪ_ ˈɛ_l_d_ə_l_i]

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How to use "The elderly" in context?

The elderly are a diverse group of people with a wide range of ages and experiences. They are generallyexperience declines in physical and mental function with time, but many still have rich,full lives. Respect for the elderly is important in any society, and policies andpractices designed to support them can make a real difference in their lives.

The elderly are a growing population in the United States, as the babyboomergeneration ages. According to the 2013 American Community Survey, elderly people were 18 percent of thepopulation. This number is expected to grow to 28 percent by 2060.

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