As in, what age is someone officially an elder, to you? Is it just anyone who's older than you? Is it when they say, themselves, they're an elder? Or, 50 on up? 60 on up? 90 on up? Who taught you this? I didn't really learn what it meant for someone to be an elder until I was in my teens. My grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles, taught me. Respect yo elders, as they're all my elders.