What Qualifies As Old, Gimme More Beef, Etc.

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As baby boomers move en masse into their declining years, need we be surprised that the threshold for being considered old keeps getting higher? In a MetLife Mature Market Institute poll fielded by Zogby International, 60 percent of adults said “old” begins at age 71. Predictably, young respondents had stricter ideas: 59 percent of the 18-24-year-olds judged that oldness kicks in when a person turns 60.

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