Age shouldn't make any difference.
Anyone who becomes a burden - regardless of age - should be met with the same principle.....if that's how we see things.
This is true, but we were discussing how the elderly in our family felt about themselves.
I turned 71 last week & still work every day ot because I have to, but because I like to. The only med I take are to keep my blood pressure down, but if I lost 20 lbs I could toss the meds. I like good food to much I guess & I'm not changing now unless SHTF. I exercise every day, can still toss a 80lbs sack over my shoulder easily. Can't see distance as good as I used to but scopes even the score there. I think in a SHTF scenario I would be a good calming factor to the youngsters in my tribe & able to teach them many things.
For instance, if a crowd shows up at my door, I will empty my .45 into it, as best I can. And if they get me, I will just enter the supernal with a look of satisfaction.
And I will tell the sainted ones, "I ran out of ammo, I wasn't as prepared as I thought that I was, but I did the best that I could. And I was going for my knife, when they got me. ":armata_PDT_25:
As a followup, I turned 77 a few days ago.
I think most healthy elderly may fare better then many of the young, some things we have that they don’t, knowledge, wisdom, and experience on how to survive......to read about it is one thing, to apply it is another......