What is a ‘zoomer’?
A ZOMER is an acronym for “a person that has reached “old age” and will never be young agin.” The word also signifies the frustration of a growing number of Americans who are finding themselves struggling with old age.
ZOMERS have been ignored for years, but there are times when young people actually insult or attack them. This need to be condemned, because it only adds to the systemic abuse they’re suffering under…
This term was created in 2008 by Katherine Andersen-Nathan as a way to categorize this growing population of abandoned elders who live in their adult kids’ basements or retirement home long past the day when they should have left those places and gone out on their own.