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Old age: Why 70 may be the new 65

According to a new piece on the BBC, experts say it may be time to rethink how old age is measured and defined in the UK because more people are surviving into their late 80s and beyond.

The Office for National Statistics team says although 65 has traditionally been seen as the start of old age, 70 could be seen as the "new 65".

That's because many people who reach this milestone birthday can still expect to live another 15 years. Remaining life expectancy may be a better marker of old age, they say.

What do you think? Is 70 the new 65?

We are often amazed at the incredibly youthful spirit of aged care residents in our group virtual reality sessions and certainly believe age is just a number!

You can see more on the article here: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50472775

For now, we'll leave you with a very interesting graphic showing health by chronological (birthday) age has improved over time.


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