Obviously I didn't have my first child aged fifty but my late husband did.
What is your stance on that one?
Was he too old to be a father in your opinion?
The point is you weren't both
over 50, so although one parent, the father, was older than might be considered optimum, one parent - significantly the mother who is usually the primary care giver - was not. Your children did not have two elderly parents and your children, despite having lost a loving father, still have you.