At What Age Does “Old Age” Begin?

study published this week by the American Psychological Association, shows that it depends on who you ask. A young adult might say 50. An older adult might say 70. Someone in their 60s might say 80. One thing that’s certain, according to the study, is that the older you get, the older you think “old age” begins. As the average life expectancy increases, so does our perception of what’s considered “old age.”