Royce Shook in Lifestyle, beBee in English, Healthy Living President • The Wilson Centre Seniors Advisory Association Mar 26, 2020 · 1 min read · +200

How Old is Old?


65 Years old is still young!

How old is old? World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared that 65 years old is still considered young. Before, based on the Friendly Societies Act (1875) in Britain, old was defined by the age of 50. The UN has not adopted a standard criterion but lately 60 years old was referred to as the border age to the word ‘old’. However, the health organization had done new research recently, according to average health quality and life expectancy and defined a new criterion that divides human age as follows:

0 to 17 years old: underage

18 to 65 years old: youth or young people

66 to 79 years old: middle-aged

80 to 99 years old: elderly or senior

100+ years old: long-lived elderly

If you are over 65 you may be retired, so you might like the answers to Why I Like Retirement!

Question: How many days in a week?

Answer: 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday

Question: When is a retiree's bedtime

Answer: Two hours after falling asleep on the couch

Question: How many retirees, does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer: Only one, but it might take all day.

Question: What's the biggest gripe of retirees?

Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done.

Question: Why don’t retirees mind being called Seniors?

Answer: The term comes with an l0% discount

Question: Among retirees, what is considered formal attire?

Answer: Tied shoes

How Old is Old?