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Aging and Gerontology


Possible terms for use when researching.

·     Aged

·     Aging

·     Elderly

·     Elders

·     Geriatrics

·     Gerontology

·     Longevity

·     Older People – care

·     Seniors

Other helpful Subject Guides

These guides might also be helpful to the elderly or "seniors" ---


Aging:  The process of becoming older, a process that is genetically determined and environmentally modulated.

Elders:   Adj. 1. Greater than another in age or seniority. Noun 1. An older person.

Gerontology: the comprehensive study of aging and the problems of the aged. Merriam-Webster Online

Seniors : a person older than another Merriam-Webster Online 

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Aging Resources for Higher Education

seniors with rosy cheecks

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