The secrets to aging gracefully

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April 30, 2019 - 10:06 AM

In the year 2000, roughly 13% of the American population was 65 or older. It’s projected that by 2030, 28% of Americans will be 65 and older. 

The most dramatic shift, however, is among people 85 and older. This age range is predicted to more than triple by the year 2040 — likely outnumbering our school-aged children.

Those statistics are staggering. Obviously our life expectancy has lengthened greatly over the past century — much due to societal and medical advances. There are, however, other key factors as to why some are more prone to live to grand old ages.

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