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Who Wants to Be a Senior Citizen?

Who Wants to Be a Senior Citizen?

Funny, people want to be Senior Product Managers and Senior Developers, but who wants to be a Senior Citizen?  

Often, the very same word or words, in differing contexts, have a very different meaning.

The word Senior Citizen when used in industry, medicine, research, or municipal agencies, means a higher-level job, higher income, or a more prestigious position. Even being, or becoming, a High School Senior Citizen is an admired level of life.

Yet that same word, senior, or the words Senior Citizen, when applied to people over 65 is all too often seen as derogatory.

Why? How did the word senior get to be seen as so negative for just this one group?

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Who Wants to Be a Senior Citizen?

Some random thoughts on this issue:

Was the negativity because of some feelings the younger persons had about the use of "their" terminology to describe "old folks"?

Those using the word senior to describe their own achievements [Senior Associate, Senior Resident, Senior Analyst, etc.] may have felt that using the word for older persons denigrated its useful for them?

Was Senior Citizen at one time also meant to imply higher status or was it always "negative"

Using the Internet, it seems the term Senior Citizen was first used in 1938 in the United States - but the word senior was used "way back when" in reference to the father of a son with the same name [i.e. Senior and Junior]

In 1938, the life expectancy of that Senior Citizen was approximately 75ish. The life the expectancy of a person who is 65 now [2010] is approximately 80ish. Add to this that we now live more healthy older lives;

 it may be that in the early 1940s the term was used to describe a person who was unhealthier or frailer than that 65-year-old is today.

And so the term may have become a negative one as it might have been describing in reality what we now see as stereotypical thinking about seniors.

 Back then these descriptions [frail, sick, bent over] may have been more accurate for the then senior citizen cohorts.

How to begin Your Own senior citizen Events Service

You can begin your own business and create cash serving to others have a decent time and have a decent time yourself doing it!

As the population of baby boomers grows, and a lot of our population becomes older as time goes by.
There are a lot of people fifty-five and older that have tons of energy, desire, time and money, to do many things still!

Some of the retirement communities that allow only people 55 and older to live there have some of the most active seniors, with all kinds of wants and needs, and if you can fulfill that market, you can make some money doing it.

Find some way to meet this want, with day trips, bus tours, cruises, vacation scheduling help, or even bingo, and you can set up various outings, where someone will

win a big grand prize!

You could prepare with native tour operators United Nations agency is already in business.

Find out their prices for certain day trips, and then negotiate for even a better price, so that you can make even more profit.

You could form up your own fliers, and offer the same trips, but market it differently then the tour operators do, by going directly to places older folks like to be.

You can attempt places like manufactured home parks, senior voter’s centers, hospitals, churches, etc...

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 senior citizen Events Service

You could start this business part-time, and turn it into a full-time business with a little imagination, and by putting lots of free Senior citizen  classified ads up on the internet!

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