I nearly jumped out of my seat when I read in a book about aging well, that the age group 70-79 is called the “old-old”!!
I have not even begun to think of myself as “old” yet. This seems an extreme designation…Maybe something attached decades ago when longitudinal study cohorts were young, and life expectancy was shorter.
When I reported this finding to my trainer, she, ever the optimist, immediately assumed it meant “used to be,” like what used to be “old” is now…what?
I did another round of chest presses and left the gym, in a slightly better mood.