WE WILL NOT BE THE FORGOTTEN DEMOGRAPHIC!
THE NDY GENERATION!™
A LIFESTYLE WEBSITE
Far too long, almost every aspect of our youth oriented culture, has ignored and discounted those of us over the age of fifty. While organizations such as A.A.R.P. advocate for senior citizens, the NDY Generation™ finds even the concept of “senior” offensive. We do not have one foot in the grave and are not ready to call shuffleboard our sport of choice. The “Blue Hair Generation” is a relic of the past and the NDY Generation™ intends to “rock on!”
We want the culture to recognize the NDY Generation™ as a viable demographic with taste, style, and panache that are distinct and unique. It seems that the current milieu has a pubescent tunnel vision that assumes that film, television, music, fashion, nightlife, exercise, etc. must be focused primarily to youth. In addition, there is rarely any accommodation for what may be hard for the NDY Generation™ to accept, but unfortunately is the glaring reality, our deteriorating physical capabilities. No doubt we will live longer with greater vitality then past generations, but our eyesight, reflexes, and strength weaken with age. That does not mean the NDY Generation™ should be shoved into wheel chairs or placed in nursing homes. We simply want society to have a modicum of sensitivity toward our physical needs and take some action to make our lives more comfortable.
Create facilities that the NDY Generation™ can navigate smoothly and have signage that is easy to read with succinct directions and explanations. Devise technology that is easy to use for the generation that did not grow up texting and twitting, with bigger buttons, voice activation and simple methodology utilizing the English language rather then techno babble. We don’t appreciate “kids” treating us with disdain simply because we need a clear and understandable explanation on how to use some new technology. We do like our independence and certainly have the intelligence necessary to understand the new tools of the twenty-first century.
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