How to Thrive in the New Age of Aging This summer, we've seen some very high-profile examples of just how much the norms on aging are changing. Once again, 61-year-old Tom Cruise scaled box office heights all over the world. 81-year-old Martha Stewart graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Music legends Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, Dolly Parton, Peter Frampton, and Mick Fleetwood collaborated on a cover of "Let It Be" that hit the Billboard charts. The Rolling Stones released their first new song in 18 years. And at the end of August, arguably the most famous and influential investor in the world, Warren Buffet, turned 93. These are just a few of the "age influencers" who embody major trends in an important new study by Age Wave, "the nation’s foremost thought leader on issues relating to an aging population." Let's look at four key insights from The New Age of Aging that are changing how folks should think about and plan for their golden years.