The coming age shift in Colorado's population is often referred to as the "silver tsunami." Older adults certainly aren't fans of that term - and the metaphor doesn't even hold up, say policy experts.
Wade Buchanan is one of them. The 55-year-old head of the Bell Policy Center admits his hair is turning gray, but that's not why he dislikes the term.
"The metaphor implies, first of all, a terrible tragedy, which it is not," said Buchanan. Plus, a tsunami sounds like something that will overwhelm us, and then recede.
"And that's not what's happening here."