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you know referring to someone as an "old person" is considered very
impolite? Listed below are the proper terms for someone between the ages of
What do you call a person who is 100 years old or older?
A person who is 100 years old or older is a centenarian.
Below you will find some quotes from news stories about centenarians,
to show how this word is used. Meanwhile, here are some other words for
people who are not quite as old as centenarians:
- a person who is between 70 and 79 years old is a septuagenarian
- a person who is between 80 and 89 years old is an octogenarian
- a person who is between 90 and 99 years old is a nonagenarian
These words are for specific age groups, and they are used primarily
in formal contexts. In casual conversation and informal writing, the
polite word for an old person is senior or senior citizen, as in this example:
- Seniors (or senior citizens) qualify for a discount at most movie theaters.
Again remember to be polite when referring to someone as an "old person" because someday you just might be a senior citizen yourself!
Quotes about centenarians
“…the majority of active centenarians say they do not feel their
chronological age; on average, they report feeling 20 years younger.” –
Lynn Peters Adler, J.D., Next Avenue, Forbes.com, Aug. 20, 2013
“Bernice Gordon turned 100 last Saturday. This puzzle makes her the
first known centenarian ever to have a crossword in The Times.” - Laura
Magruder, New York Times, January 14, 2014
“One large long-term study of people over 100 years old shows
centenarians share many traits, tendencies and traditions, even when
living oceans apart.” – Alanna Glassman, Chatelaine, Sept. 11, 2014
Ancient Kinfolk hopes you'll join us in prayer so that we can find peace in the difficult times we live in. We encourage you to spend more time getting to know your relatives on both sides of your family and with your neighbors too. Our founder recently stated, "that it was truly a treasure to spend time with several cousins on both sides of her family last year. We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities in 2018. Life is so dear and precious!
The next family project is to report on the DNA tests on several relatives! It was a truly fun and rewarding experience to see the footprints of our ancestral legacy. We can hardly wait for the results. In addition, be sure to make time for fellowship and a visit with your loved ones, especially those folks who are shut-in or elderly.
Finally, did you know that it's been over seven years since Ancient Kinfolk first opened our virtual doors? Yes, time moves quickly and waits for no one. As a result of our genealogy research, we've connected with folks all across the country. From Kentucky, Michigan, New York, South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama to Arkansas and beyond, our founder has connected with many relatives. Due to our success in locating and bringing folks together, we will continue to offer affordable family genealogy and research services that will fit almost any budget. We hope you'll continue to journey along with us, as we continue to grow in 2017. Drop us a line at our email address below...Thanks for all of your support!
Best wishes for abundant blessings,
President and Founder
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