The recession has caused a lot of hand-wringing and talking in this country. One of the topics up for debate is the age of retirement. Congress might look to raise the retirement age to 70, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) suggested Monday.
Forget for a moment that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach that you might not retire until you’re dead. Countries around the globe are looking to raise the age of retirement, the age of social benefits for senior citizens, the . . . hell, they’re trying to forestall the elder in elderly.
So, The Gramma Sutra wants to know, when are we elderly? With modern medicine, exercise, Viagra, plastic surgery and more, at what age are we really in our senior years? More importantly, does it even matter anymore?
What do you think? Are you a senior by a specific age or only by how you feel? In other words, if a 77 year old woman is having great sex, several times a week with several people, is she old?
If an 85 year old man is the lothario of his retirement community, is he old? When is old, old?