01. Many [elderly] people in this country live very active, independent lives.
02. Snowstorms are especially difficult for the [elderly], who often have trouble walking in snow.
03. In the apartment above us, there is an [elderly] couple who have been married for over 50 years.
04. An [elderly] man had a heart attack on the bus this morning, and had to be taken to the hospital.
05. Her [elderly] uncle still rides his bicycle to do his grocery shopping even though he is over 90 years old.
06. Aboriginal cultures hold a great deal of respect for the [elders] of their people.
07. The young boy helped the [elderly] woman cross the street.
08. When asked at what age a man should marry, Francis Bacon answered saying, "A young man not yet, an [elder] man not at all."
09. Studies have shown that an [elderly] adult can do well with 4 to 6 hours of sleep per night.
10. [Elderly] women are more likely to live alone than [elderly] men.
11. In the rural areas of Zimbabwe, it is considered polite to remove your hat when greeting an [elderly] person.
12. In Korea, at meal times, the [elderly] are served first, and children are served last.
13. In Ghana, [elders] are considered wise because of their life experiences.
14. An Ibo proverb tells us that what an [elder] sees sitting, the young can't see standing.
15. Someone once said that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an [elderly] person.
16. The [elderly] face numerous challenges presented by both physical decline, and the attitudes of society in general.

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