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in the Spokane Spokesman-Review.  Lots of contenders, none of which, as Nappi observes, really make the grade. She quotes Jack Rosenthal and I think he's right: "My best guess, and it’s not very poetic, is that we’ll talk about the ‘young-old’ – those 65 to 80. The ‘old-old’ will be 80 to 90. The ‘oldest-old’ will be 90 to 99. The centenarians, of course, would be over 100."


I've taken to using "olders" when speaking more generally about the older members of an aging population.