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When Do You Go From Middle-age to Old-Age & When From There to Elderly?

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When Do You Go From Middle-age to Old-Age & When From There to Elderly?

 

I think 70 is slipping into "Old-age" and 83-85 is slipping into Elderly -- BUT THIS IS JUST BASED ON SITUATIONS IN MY OWN EXTENDED FAMILY, not medical definitions, or covid definitions, or medicare definitions.

 

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@Solar Is My Name wrote:

When Do You Go From Middle-age to Old-Age & When From There to Elderly?

 

I think 70 is slipping into "Old-age" and 83-85 is slipping into Elderly -- BUT THIS IS JUST BASED ON SITUATIONS IN MY OWN EXTENDED FAMILY, not medical definitions, or covid definitions, or medicare definitions.

 

What do you think, "When Do You Go From Middle-age to Old-Age & When From There to Elderly?"

 

-Solar Smiley Happy


Middle Age--60

Old Age--80

Elderly--90

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@Solar Is My Name wrote:

When Do You Go From Middle-age to Old-Age & When From There to Elderly?

 

I think 70 is slipping into "Old-age" and 83-85 is slipping into Elderly -- BUT THIS IS JUST BASED ON SITUATIONS IN MY OWN EXTENDED FAMILY, not medical definitions, or covid definitions, or medicare definitions.

 

What do you think, "When Do You Go From Middle-age to Old-Age & When From There to Elderly?"

 

-Solar Smiley Happy


@Solar Is My Name  Hopefully never or at least not anytime soon.  Lol. But seriously I don't feel "old" but I'm sure younger people would not agree with me. 

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Re: When Do You Go From Middle-age to Old-Age & When From There to Elderly?

I agree with this chart I found. Elderly starts at age 70.

 

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@SilleeMee wrote:

I agree with this chart I found. Elderly starts at age 70.

 

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I agree with that!  

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@SilleeMee wrote:

I agree with this chart I found. Elderly starts at age 70.

 

What is middle age for a man? - Smashing Fifty


I'm in old age.  What names are 80 and 90? Coin toss?

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Re: When Do You Go From Middle-age to Old-Age & When From There to Elderly?

From the NIH:

 

The following are the American Medical Associations’ age designations:

  • Neonates or newborns (birth to 1 month)
  • Infants (1 month to 1 year)
  • Children (1 year through 12 years)
  • Adolescents (13 years through 17 years. They may also be referred to as teenagers depending on the context.)
  • Adults (18 years or older)
  • Older adults (65 and older)*
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I'm 88. I try to eat right and work out physically and mentally. Folks marvel that I am able to wear shoes and boots with 5 inch heels. I guess I got a good set of DNA from my parents. 

 

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@qualitygal wrote:

I'm in old age.  What names are 80 and 90? Coin toss?

 

 


 

 

Oldest old aged.

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There should be no one-size-fits-all chart.  Some people are old at 50 while others are young at 90.

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