Silver Tsunami? Thanks, I'll Pass

As much fun as it is to say the words "Silver Tsunami" (a popular phrase used to describe the increasing shift to an aging demographic) it does, nevertheless, describe the aging population as if we were a natural disaster. A catastrophe, even. Does anyone welcome a tsunami? Really, not so much. Take a look at this list of commonly used expressions and the alternatives suggested by the Reframing Aging Project. How does our use of language shape public perception of the issues close to our hearts?