Elders are warriors who became too old to do their work. The apprentices change their bedding and hunt for them. They are treated very well and always looked out for.
Leader: Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey join beneath the Highrock for a clan meeting. ( call the warrior up )( warrior's name ), is it your wish to give up the name of a warrior and go to join the elders?
Warrior: It is.
Leader: Your clan honors you and all the service you have given us, I call upon StarClan to give you many seasons of rest. ( then you lay your tail on the elders shoulder. )