12/28: How Old is Old?

At what age is someone considered old?  The short answer is, “It depends.”  According to this study by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion conducted for Home Instead Senior Care, the answer is based on age.

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The age at which someone is considered old increases slightly for each generation.  Among Baby Boomers, old age doesn’t start until 77.  But, to what age do all of the generations want and think they will live?  What role does gender play?

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Survey Findings for “How Old is Old?”