How Old Would You Be If You Didn’t Know How Old You Are?

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..... some thoughts by Brian Porter, Director/ Owner of Living Assistance Services (LAS)

It seems that responses to this question are as many as there are individual persons in this world! Here’s a sampling:

1. “Old age is always fifteen years older than I am.”  ...Oliver Wendell Holmes

2. “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” ...Theodore Roosevelt

3. “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” ...George Burns

4. “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.”  ...Ogden Nash

5. “Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.” ... Larry Lorenzoni

6. “I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.”  ...Bob Hope                                                                                                                                  

7. “If I had known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” ...Unknown

8. “I’m very pleased to be here. Let’s face it, at my age I’m very pleased to be anywhere.” ... George Burns

9. “The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it.” ...Doris Day

10. “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old. You grow old when you stop laughing.” ... George Bernard Shaw

11 “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” ...Woody Allen

12. “Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” ...Walt Disney

13. “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.”  ...Unknown                                                                                                                  

14. “Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative.” ... Maurice Chevalier

15. “Life’s tragedy is that we get too old soon and wise too late." ... Benjamin Franklin

16. “I don’t let my age define me but the side-effects are getting harder to ignore.” ...Unknown

17. “The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” ...Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. “There's one advantage to being 102. There's no peer pressure." ...Dennis Wolfberg

19. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” ...Mark Twain

20. “It’s not how old you are. It’s how you are old.” ...Jules Renard

21. “I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward.”   ...Mary Sarton

22. “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”   ...Satchel Paige

23. "We count by changes and events within us. Not by years." ...Charles Dickens

24.  "You will know you're old when you cease to be amazed." ....Noel Coward

25. “People ask me what I’d most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit.” ... George Burns

And, what are your own thoughts?                                                                                                                            

For advice about seniors and care at home in East Gwillimbury and the Regions of York, Georgina and Simcoe, please kindly contact Brian Porter, Director/ Owner of Living Assistance Services (LAS), at 416-483-0070 (office), 905-758-2486 (cell) or [email protected] or visit

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