WE ASKED: WHAT AGE IS ‘OLD’? Answer : 59
Female respondents chose 61 as ‘old,’ whereas those identified as male went with 56.
PERCEPTIONS OF AGING
#1 “People’s driving skills decline as they age.”
#2“ As people age, they become lonelier.”
#3“ People like their bodies less when they get old.”
#4“ As people get older, their physical health and general mobility decline.”
#5 “When people get older, they lose touch with modern technology.”
#6 “After the age of 60, people’s sex lives generally decline.”
#7 “When people get old, they have less of a sense of adventure and are less inclined to travel.”
#8 “People become an economic burden on society when they reach old age.”
#9 “Dementia is an inevitable result of old age.”
#10“As people grow old, they become less happy.”
Top 5 things young people are most excited about when it comes to growing old:
1 Having more time to spend with loved ones
2 Having more time to travel
3 Having more time to get into a hobby
4 Caring less about what others think of you
5 Spending time with grandchildren
The survey involved 2,032 U.S. respondents and was conducted by Censuswide 23-24 October 2018. Research sources were selected for relevance and authority. Joe Casey is a retirement coach with a master’s degree in gerontology, and co-hosts the podcast The Retirement Conversation.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Better with Age? | A Place for Mom. You could check the facts there …
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