I don't think age matters much here. Everyone has something important to contribute. There are younger PWPs on high doses of drugs to control fast moving conditions, and older PWPs diagnosed several years ago who are still working, running, sky diving, cycling, and/or living a good life without meds, and every variation between.
Something that makes me feel really old, is my Neuro being entitled the "care of the elderly* specialist.. At what age does one officially become elderly ? Anne29 observes that they are *dead old* for first time grandparents. But you are as young as you feel.
Meanwhile, it may be the night when one is supposed to stay up and celebrate, but I've got a terrible cough which I will try not to share, that makes me feel about 306, so am off to bed early. I'll be awake at intervals anyway, to check that 2016 gets off to a hacking, I mean cracking, start!
Happy New Year