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  When Does Someone Attain Old Age?, SS-101-R04
Age 40 is the age at and beyond which a person may not be discriminated against in employment.
Age 55 is the age at which low income individuals might qualify for subsidized employment and learn new work skills.
What makes individuals, as they age, different from one another is a combination of many factors (for example, place of birth, place of residence, marital status, the foods eaten and not eaten, education, heredity, physical and mental health, family size and composition).
ohioline.osu.edu /ss-fact/0101.html   (1030 words)

  
  Old age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Old age consists of ages nearing the average life span of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle.
In Western societies, adults are declared to be "old" when they reach the ages of 60-65, and secure their pension entitlement.
The medical study of the aging process is gerontology, and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is geriatrics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Old_age   (260 words)

  
 Old Age
Old age is the period from 60 on.
Old age is a mental attitude as well as a physical problem.
Old age exposes all the faults, habits, obnoxious characteristics, and degeneracy of soul.
www.realtime.net /~wdoud/topics/oldage.html   (1821 words)

  
 Social Gerontology: Old Age Across Cultures and Time
Old age was powerful in the stratified and repetitive China, in Sparta, in the Greek oligarchies, and in Rome up until the second century before Christ.
This loss of extended family support was to isolate the aged, and with their loss of decision-making power in the workplace arose the pressures for their retirement--a form of social death to create the openings for young workers that formerly occurred by death when life expectancies were shorter.
With the demographic aging revolution now affecting developed and developing nations alike (in fact, within 30 years, three-quarters of the world's population over 60 years of age will be residing in the world's less-developed countries), the "problem" of old age has become international in scope.
www.trinity.edu /~mkearl/ger-cul.html   (1126 words)

  
 Geras (Old Age), Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Because of Old Age the limbs cannot be moved or lifted, and that is why it is often deserted and despised by the young, who in turn are opposed by Old Age in many respects, especially in their desires of lovers.
Because Old Age is known for being deserted, Marpessa 1 chose Idas 2 (the man who killed Castor 1, one of the DIOSCURI) before Apollo as husband; for she feared that the god would abandon her in her Old Age.
Old Age is not seldom revered through giving birth to children, because they are thought to take care and be the healers of Old Age, repaying all anxious cares in rearing them.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Geras.html   (1218 words)

  
 Ancient History Sourcebook: Cicero: Old Age, c. 65 BCE
He began his career as an advocate at the age of twenty-five, and almost immediately came to be recognized not only as a man of brilliant talents but also as a courageous upholder of justice in the face of grave political danger.
But I have known many of them who never said a word of complaint against old age; for they were only too glad to be freed from the bondage of passion, and were not at all looked down upon by their friends.
Now, old age is, as it were, the playing out of the drama, the full fatigue of which we should shun, especially when we also feel that we have had more than enough of it.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/cicero-oldage.html   (12271 words)

  
 Old Age Quotations - The Gold Scales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives.
Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an intrinsic vitality of which youth is incapable, precisely, the balance and wisdom that come from long perspectives and broad foundations.
Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.
oaks.nvg.org /wm4ra13.html   (2478 words)

  
 Senior Citizens Coping With Old Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
They say, "A person is as old as he feels," or "I don't have birthdays anymore." They don't reveal their age, hoping the process will go away.
We have all seen people that don't look their age--some who are 50 years old and look like they are 90, and others who are 90 and look like they are 50.
An old song goes, "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold." Don't lose track of your relatives--call them, write to them, talk to them, share their joys and sorrows, and they will do the same for you.
seniors-site.com /coping/old_age.html   (3070 words)

  
 What Is Old Age For? by William Thomas
Old age transformed the way our most distant ancestors gave birth, reared their young, lived together, and fed themselves.
An old woman still capable of producing young of her own would hardly be inclined to pour time, love, and attention into the lives of her grandchildren.
The old and frail are able to surmount the dizzy bustle that clings to the young—to enter a time and place in which the spiritual and emotional dimensions of human life take precedence over the humdrum workings (and failings) of organs, tissues, and systems.
www.yesmagazine.org /article.asp?id=1273   (2255 words)

  
 OpinionJournal - Featured Article
The burdens of aging simply cannot be borne as easily by the poor; low-income societies and governments have far fewer options, and the options available are considerably less attractive.
Population aging is driven mainly by low birth rates rather than by long life spans--and since fertility levels in poor regions continue to drop, the momentum for Third World population aging continues to build.
The aging of Russia's workforce (median age for the 15-64 group will rise about three-and-a-half years between now and 2025) means that the health situation for Russian manpower could be less favorable in the future.
www.opinionjournal.com /editorial/feature.html?id=110007552   (1455 words)

  
 New Age Movment - New Age or Old Occult?
It should be noted here that one of the requirements for a person to enter the New Age is that he or she will have to take what is known as a "Luciferic Initiation," a kind of pledge of allegiance to the Christ of the New Age and to the New World Order.
In summary, the term "New Age" is an informal term derived from astrology, which indicates that this earth, if not the cosmos, is on the verge of an evolutionary transition from the Piscean Age (rationality) to the Aquarian Age of spirituality, bliss, and harmony of all things.
New Age advocates say that this incarnation is presently taking place on a planetary scale, and is not unlike the incarnation of the Cosmic Christ in the body of Jesus 2,000 years ago.
www.rapidnet.com /~jbeard/bdm/Cults/newage.htm   (7335 words)

  
 Life in the Age of Old, Old Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It's tempting to say that the sisters look young for their ages, but in Audry's case, at least, there isn't much basis for comparison: there are fewer than 70,000 centenarians in the United States.
Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, recently identified such a gene, finding it in 30 percent of the centenarians he studied, compared with 8 percent in a control group of 70-year-olds.
Perls and his colleagues often emphasize that there's a difference between the supersurvivors who lived to be 100 at the turn of the millennium, on the strength of their genes alone, and those who will reach that point midcentury, as so many boomers theoretically will.
www.globalaging.org /elderrights/us/2004/oldoldage.htm   (7270 words)

  
 The Age of the Earth
Most of the other measurements for the age of the Earth rest upon calculating an age for the solar system by dating objects which are expected to have formed with the planets but are not geologically active (and therefore cannot erase evidence of their formation), such as meteorites.
In order to explain old isotopic ages on a young Earth by means of accelerated decay, an increase of six to ten orders of magnitude in rates of decay would be needed (depending on whether the acceleration was spread out over the entire pre-Flood period, or accomplished entirely during the Flood).
Isochron Dating FAQ, for all of the methods discussed in the "age of the Earth" part of this FAQ are isochron (or equivalent) methods, which have a check built in that detect most forms of contamination.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/faq-age-of-earth.html   (4975 words)

  
 Old Age Foundation in India - Old Age Foundation in North India - non-profit and a non-governmental organisation
Old Age Foundation in India - Old Age Foundation in North India - non-profit and a non-governmental organisation
Agewell is about celebrating old age, about respecting our elders, about giving them support and about knowing that there is nothing wrong with becoming old.
It endeavours to bring about a change in the perception of old age and assist older persons to move surely but steadily from helplessness and self pity towards confidence, respect and mutual caring.
www.agewellindia.org   (147 words)

  
 Old Age: What Saith the Scriptures - A Special Section for Seniors
Genesis 17 and 18 "...Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of 84 years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Titus 2:2, 3 "That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
www.dianedew.com /euthanas.htm   (5403 words)

  
 Quotes - Old Age
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.
When an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Dundee, Scotland, it was felt that she had nothing left of any value.
This little old Scottish lady, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this "anonymous" poem winging across the Internet.
www.users.bigpond.com /lionelhartley/agequote.htm   (1710 words)

  
 - : «themakeupgallery» old-age makeups
Many films require the characters to age during the story, or tell the story in flashback from an older perspective.
Particularly for women, frequently the ageing has been handled, shall we say, delicately: the studio didn’t want to portray a star with wrinkles or the star herself objected.
You will also find many examples of ageing makeup in the creating a likeness section taken from various biopics.
www.themakeupgallery.info /age   (130 words)

  
 The Samuel Johnson Sound Bite Page: Old Age Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
If he has lost all other means of government, if his strength and his reason fail him, he can at last alter his will; and, therefore, all that have hopes must likewise have fears, and he may still continue to give laws to such as have not ceased to regard their own interest.
This is, indeed, too frequently the citadel of the dotard, the last fortress to which age retires, and in which he makes the stand against the upstart race that seizes his domains, disputes his commands, and cancels his prescriptions.
It is a hopeless endeavour to unite the contrarieties of spring and winter; it is unjust to claim the privileges of age and retain the playthings of childhood.
www.samueljohnson.com /oldage.html   (1220 words)

  
 Neuroscience Resources for Kids - Aging Brain
To investigate the changes that the brain undergoes during aging, neuroscientists use brain imaging methods to observe the anatomy and physiology of the living brain.
proteins in the lens change with age and the elasticity of the lens is reduced.
By age 70, the pupil may not dilate easily in low lighting conditions (Hampton, 1997).
staff.washington.edu /chudler/aging.html   (566 words)

  
 NIH Guide: ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES IN OLD AGE
It is estimated that there are over 1 million episodes of ACS per year in persons aged 65 years and older and that up to 33% of acute heart attacks are clinically unrecognized in the older population.
Identify and characterize aging changes and age-related conditions that contribute to poor ACS outcomes in older persons; and elucidate the mechanisms that cause or modulate changes with important effects on ACS outcomes in old age.
Determine effects on ACS outcomes in older patients (or aging animal models of ACS) of interventions that could reverse, or counter the effects, of aging changes (e.g., in cardiovascular properties, hemostasis, fibrinolysis, or inflammation) that contribute to poorer outcomes in older ACS patients.
grants.nih.gov /grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-026.html   (3443 words)

  
 New Scientist Breaking News - Old age's mental slowdown may be reversible
The slowdown of the brain with old age is due to the lack of a brain chemical which helps neurons to be selective about what they respond to, reveals research involving the world's oldest monkeys.
Macaque monkeys, with an age equivalent to 90-years in humans, were not as sharp as their younger counterparts in visual tests despite having perfect eyesight.
In the work with the young and old monkeys, his team examined neurons in the part of the brain's vision cortex associated with orientation and shape.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn3686   (678 words)

  
 American Visionary Art Museum - Golden Blessings of Old Age
In no other arena is the good news of aging more gleefully pronounced than in the many global manifestations of late-onset creativity generated by visionary artists aged 60, 70, 80, and far beyond.
While society tends to paint old age as gray, pockmarked by diminished capacity, it tends to stereotype childhood as golden, carefree and filled with promise.
Rigid notions of age and aging limit the mind and imprison the spirit.
www.avam.org /exhibitions/blessings.html   (534 words)

  
 Radioactive Age Estimation - ChristianAnswers.Net
The Carbon-14 age estimating method is, at best, only useful for estimating the age of things that are thousands of years old, not millions or billions.
Age estimates on a given geological stratum by different radiometric methods are often quite different (sometimes by hundreds of millions of years).
If the results are misinterpreted as to age, as proposed here, then a common unknown factor (a measurement or an assumption which is defective) may be perturbing all the age values to a longer apparent age than actual.
www.christiananswers.net /q-eden/edn-radioactive.html   (2817 words)

  
 Age Quotes, Sayings about Aging, Quotations about Youth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.  ~Douglas MacArthur
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.  ~Victor Hugo
The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable.  I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.  ~Leon Edel
www.quotegarden.com /age.html   (3575 words)

  
 Old Age Pensions Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Lloyd George reacted by touring the country making speeches in working-class areas on behalf of the budget and portraying the nobility as men who were using their privileged position to stop the poor from receiving their old age pensions.
As a result of this conflict, the Liberal Government passed the 1911 Parliament Act that restricted the power of the House of Lords to block legislation passed by the House of Commons.
The Old Age Pensions Act was brought in by Mr.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Lold.htm   (632 words)

  
 Old Age
He was an old man, nearly eighty years old, he said, and he manifested all the fondness for me that I could expect from one so old.
Such old women usually had to care for, and prepare the meals of all children under working age.
On very large plantations there were many such old women, who spent the remainder of their lives caring for children of younger women.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USASold.htm   (646 words)

  
 Old Age Pensions (Queensland and other States) - Judy Webster
Although only those aged at least sixty-five (that is, born before about 1843-1844) were actually eligible, applications were received from many who were under the specified age.
Police Department correspondence re old age pensions and invalid pensions 1908-1952 (for which I have compiled a partial index).
New South Wales introduced the first old age pensions in 1900, and similar legislation was passed in Victoria at around the same time.
www.judywebster.gil.com.au /pension.html   (1138 words)

  
 Old Age Methods - ChristianAnswers.Net
Isochron method - uses radioactive age estimates from a group of samples of a rock in an attempt to discover a reliable pattern (an isochron line of best fit) by which to calculate an age estimate.
A number of anomalous isochrons have been reported in the literature and various terms have been invented, such as apparent isochron, mantle isochron and pseudoisochron, secondary isochron, inherited isochron, source isochron, erupted isochron, mixing line, and mixing isochron.
As this light shows it to be a mature galaxy, it is obviously likewise billions or even trillions of years old...
www.christiananswers.net /q-eden/edn-oldagemethods.html   (1324 words)

  
 Old Age Taking On a New Meaning
From 1861 to 1969, maximum age at death in Sweden rose less than half a year per decade.
Or, it could be that the odds of surviving to an old age have gotten better -- that is, that death rates in old age have dropped.
Bob Roush, EdD, MPH, of the Huffington Center on Aging at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, says preventing senility and frailty are two of the key challenges facing an aging population.
www.webmd.com /news/20000928/old-age-taking-on-new-meaning   (716 words)

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