Commonly the start of aging is thought of as when we enter our fifty’s or sixty’s. In 1950, the phrase that was frequently used was, “successful aging”. This phrase included the aging conditions and the longevity of life. Although there is no clear-cut consensus of what constitutes “successful aging”, belief is that a healthy lifestyle is an important component.
The Older Americans Act defines aging at 60+ although most people today would not defined themselves as elderly at the age of sixty.
What a gift the generations have to share with us the wisdom of their lifetime, that will then be remembered and carried forward through many lifetimes.