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date: 21 October 2019

old age 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine
Author(s):

Michael Kent

The final stage in the life course of an individual. Old age is usually associated with declining faculties, both mental and physical, and a reduction in social commitments (including sport participation). The precise onset of old age varies culturally and historically. It is a social construct, rather than a biological stage.... ...

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