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Living to 100: A New Paradigm

In this day and age, the prospect of living into our 80’s or 90’s, or even to 100 and beyond, is a real possibility. People are living longer.  

Recent data indicates that 1 in 5,000 people is a centenarian, and that the number of centenarians living in the US today is up 10,000 from 2016.  85% of centenarians are women.  The number of people still living at age 100 has doubled since 1990’s.

Equally interesting is research that suggests genetic makeup only accounts for 20-30% of our longevity.  That means 70-80% is determined by lifestyle choices.  How we live can have an extraordinary impact on how long we live!

For many of us, this is exciting news!  Reaching the age of 100 may not have been a rite of passage we’ve considered, but the reality is, it could happen.  Which then begs the question: how many of us have planned for this eventuality?  Have we thought about how we can reach these milestones in physical and financial health and comfort? 

On Thursday, May 11, our ongoing Senior Living Education Series. Add years to your life and life to your years. Join us as we discuss pros and cons, answer your questions, and explore important truths every person over 65 should know about living to be 100, or even beyond!  Topics include: 

• Living with purpose

• Making the most of our lives, whatever our age

• Living for today and planning for tomorrow.

• Health, health care, fitness, and relationships…the importance of social connections.

Of course, living to an advanced age doesn’t involve quick fixes, special vitamins, or miraculous fountains of youth.  There are no guarantees.  But there are steps we can take that can help us live a longer life – a healthy and full life – maybe even to age 80, 90, 100.  And that’s something to celebrate!