Ageing, an inevitable process, is commonly measured by chronological age and, as a convention, a person aged 65 years or more is often referred to as ‘elderly’.
Who is Defined as Elderly? Typically, the elderly has been defined as the chronological age of 65 or older. People from 65 to 74 years old are usually considered early elderly, while those over 75 years old are referred to as late elderly.
Senior citizen: Variably defined as an elderly or retired person, this term generally refers to someone who is at least 60 or 65 years of age. Some people consider “senior citizen” to be a patronizing term. Elderly: Being in an advanced stage of life, well beyond middle age, is the basic elderly definition.
Many people correlate retirement with reaching senior status, and most people retire between 60 and 70 years of age, but the term “senior citizen” is subjective. While some people may consider those who are 50 or 55 to be seniors, others may think 65 is the magic number.
Another US study found that young adults have a different view of what is considered old, many believe old age hits at 50 and middle age starts at 30. The study found that the perception of old age changes as you age. So the older you get, the more likely you are to feel younger.
Finally, children born today will live longer than any other generation. About 2/3 will live past 80, and 1/3 past 90. Almost one in ten girls born now will live past 100.
These discounts for senior citizens are common, but the age at which you qualify differs from place to place. Some businesses offer a senior discount at 65 years-old, while others set the minimum at 62, 55, or even as young as 50.
You’re officially old at age 57, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans pinpointed the age at which people consider themselves old and revealed it to be a few years before the big six-oh.
How Much Sex Are They Really Having? Older adults are having more sex than you might think. Of all the sexually active older adults in the Swedish study, 25 percent reported having sex at least once a week in the group surveyed in 2000 to 2001, compared with 10 percent in the 1970s.