20 July 2008

"Frisky" children? When are newspapers going to start addressing age-discrimination?

Active adult living: Heritage Highlands a nice mix
Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Friday, July 18, 2008

Retirees traditionally look for a little peace and quiet, away from the noise of frisky children and noisy teenagers. Active adult communities, restricted to residents 55 and older, provide this quieter setting, but with the added bonus of plenty of recreational amenities and activities for the residents.

At Heritage Highlands in Lovettsville in Loudoun County, Lennar Corp. is developing a community with a blend of rural peace, community amenities and easy access to ....

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The casual way this newspaper story addresses so-called Active Adult communities strikes me as odd. What would people think if the words "children" and "teenagers" were replaced with an ethnic or racial group? Or maybe an insulting description of "older people"?

1 comment:

Morris Eisenberg said...

The problem with living in Florida, Arizona or any of the sunbelt is the brutal heat and humidity of the summers lasting from May until October. It's too hot to play golf or jog except for early in the morning or just before night falls. The air conditioning electric bills are much too high for people on a limited budget.