Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Thursday 28 January |
Saint of the Day: St. Thomas Aquinas
home iconLifestyle
line break icon

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.

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in eight languages: English, French, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
LUXOR FILM FESTIVAL
Zoe Romanowsky
20-year-old filmmaker wins award for powerful 1-minute film about...
2
Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP
The 4 Ways to read Scripture every Catholic should know
3
saint Joseph
Philip Kosloski
Why St. Joseph is called the "Terror of Demons"
4
DAD, HOW DO I?
Cerith Gardiner
Meet the dad who's teaching basic skills on YouTube for kids with...
5
Aksum Ethiopia; CHURCH
Fionn Shiner-ACN
As many as 750 killed in massacre at Ethiopian church
6
ŚWIĘTY JÓZEF
Kathleen N. Hattrup
The Litany of St. Joseph
7
LUPKOW CEMETERY
J-P Mauro
Polish statue of Christ found peeking out of a growing tree
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.