Elderly and Senior Citizen

Contested Terms


  • Kate de Medeiros Miami University, Oxford, Ohio







Author Biography

Kate de Medeiros , Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

is the O’Toole Professor of Gerontology in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and the current chair of the North American Network of Aging Studies (NANAS) governing council.  Her topics of research include ageism, gerontology as a discipline, narrative approaches to understanding later life, the meaning of place, and friendships among people living with dementia. Her work has been funded by the Brookdale Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the National Institutes of Health. She can be reached at demedekb@MiamiOH.edu.


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How to Cite

de Medeiros , K. “Elderly and Senior Citizen: Contested Terms”. Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 6, Sept. 2022, doi:10.7146/ageculturehumanities.v6i.133328.