Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once remarked: "To be seventy years young is sometimes more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old," (Cavanaugh, 1990). The comment by Justice Holmes is positive and rests on hope, the hope that we will be healthy in our old age and capable of living independently.
Powell, Chuck, "Incidence of Functionally Impaired Elderly: Comparing ENOA Samples with a Rural Sample" (1991). Publications Archives, 1963-2000. 352.