Sunday, May 4th, is National Seniors Sunday. I hope you will take time to honor those in your church or circle of influence that are elders. Too often we write older folks off as 'senile'; out of touch'; and other bigoted terms that do disrespect to older folks.
God thought enough that He declared in his Word the following:
Psalm 92:12-14 (NIV)
12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
13 planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,
 The Holy Bible : New International Version. electronic ed. Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 1996, c1984
So, honor your elders. Even the business community is discovering a wealth of experience that is available to them from the retired senior population and many companies now have aggressive hiring efforts to recruit from this vast resource. If you have not yet reached those golden years, just remember, you will be there should the Lord allow you length of days on the earth.