Who are they referring to when they mention those words elders, oldster, Senior Citizen, old timer, elderly…
Is it you they’re talking about, ME??? Or are they referring to themselves….
You know I’m not sure anymore because I’m also hearing boomers, GEN X, retirees, and then “Active Ager”
Now I’m liking that term – Active Ager. You know it really does kinda fit doesn’t it…
When you think about your parents, grandparents and perhaps a great grandparent and then yourself – you can see that at certain points each generation is very different at say 40, 60 and now 80.
For example, it is becoming quite popular to be a new parent at 40 while 2 generations ago the majority become grandparents at 40.
So, you see each generation is indeed younger than the generations before them.
Social Security picked age 65 for retirement because for most people that is about when life ended. If they were to pick an age now it most likely would be in the neighborhood of 75 or 80.
And if we are living well into our 80’s, 90’s and even into 100 we need to live that life actively!!
Thus “Active Ager” Look around. Set goals. Start a whole new life to be lived fully. Start a new career! Pick one that’s fun. Something you couldn’t do all those years ago.
It’s never too late! It’s never too late to live!