The old cliche “you’re only as old as you feel” might be more legitimate than we thought. A new survey says only SIX PERCENT of people over the age of 65 say they would describe themslevs as “old.” They don’t feel old and they don’t feel like they live their lives “old.”
My mother is fine example. She turned 77 this year. She was out recently with some of her “girls” for a night of BINGO. When I spoke to her, she said she had a good time but couldn’t belive how many OLD people were there.
I’m 54, and I’m often accused of NOT acting my age, which is fine by me. And to be perfectly honest I don’t do what a 54 year old is supposed to “act” like. I know I don’t behave like the 54 year olds I remember when I was growing up. But an interesting part of the study did mention that despite their positive attitude, one-third of those surveyed between the ages of 65 and 93 said they experienced some type of age discrimination. I understand how that can happen. Last time my mother was in town we went to Bob Evans for dinner and it was “KIDS EAT FREE DAY.” Guess who still had to pay?