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The “weldery?” Pick a better word

In yesterday's Age Boom Academy, the speakers talked about how we talk about the future and its aging citizens might determine the reactions our society has to the coming "silver tsunami." The narrative of who we are is important. So we need  to come up with better words to describe our aging folks.

The term "welderly" was suggested. Many of aging baby boomers might be in better health than feared as they age. Hence, welderly. 

What names would you suggest to describe aging baby boomers? Your help appreciated.

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