Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Tuesday 29 November |
The Blessed Virgin Mary ~ Our Lady of Beauraing
Aleteia logo
separateurCreated with Sketch.

WATCH: What Age Do Millennials Think Is “Old?”

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 04/17/16

Aging is not about decline — it's about growth

What age do you consider old? That seems to change as you advance in years, doesn’t it?

In this video produced by AARP, millennials were asked that they think “old” is in terms of years and ability. Then they were matched with real “old” people for an exercise and their perspectives changed. People much older than us can surprise us in so many ways.

No matter one’s health or physical abilities, Pope Francis has called old age “a time of grace.” People in their senior years have much to offer in terms of wisdom, talent, witness and prayer — just think of people like Sarah, Abraham, Naomi, Ruth, Zachariah, Simeon and Anna in the Scriptures. When we reflect on the important role each one played in salvation history, we’re reminded that aging is about continuing to grow in fidelity to the mission God has given to each of us.

This Giving Tuesday, consider supporting Aleteia.

Click here
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here. It's Free!