Living longer and loving it. oneinchpunch/shutterstock.com April 12, 2019 Is 75 the new 65? Wealthy countries need to rethink what it means to be old Warren Sanderson, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York) and Sergei Scherbov, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration People who are 65 and up can expect to live longer than ever before. Does it make sense to keep classifying everyone in this group as old? A pair of demographers argue for 'age inflation.'