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  • Older people should be considered ‘active adults’
  • Older people should be considered ‘active adults’
    Raúl González (2015) ©

Older people should be considered ‘active adults’

You’re only as old as you feel, but being labelled ‘old’ by society as soon as you hit 65 probably isn’t helping people hold on to the energy and enthusiasm of their younger years. Gerontologist Sarah Harper suggests that we start to consider those in their 60s, 70s and 80s as active adults instead.



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