Let’s “advance”

A visiting American dignitary was recently interviewed on the radio and indicated that he was leaving a government position.  The announcer asked if he was going to retire.

The dignitary’s answer was that he was going to retire but he preferred the term “advance” – he said that he would be “advancing”.

What a fantastic term! It would be nice if this terminology were to become mainstream.

Another term I dislike is “retirement village”. As I have mentioned before, being retired is not a prerequisite to entering a retirement village. A person, or at least one of a couple, only has to have reached the age of 55 (in Victoria). I have always thought that it would be better to call them “community villages” or something similar.


© Peter Gauld LL.B.

Peter J. R. Gauld LL.B

Gauld & Co. Elder Law Solicitors

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