Perks to Growing Older

December 21, 2017

Retirement doesn't have to be your one-way ticket to a boring and sedentary life. Learn about senior programs and services that can help you stay vital and stimulated.

Your senior years can be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling times of your life. As the baby boomer generation gets older, the number of senior citizens in the United States is vastly increasing, and seniors are discovering ways to be  active and involved.

There are more seniors today than ever before. In 1900, 3.1 million Americans were age 65 and older; by 1994, this number had grown to 33.2 million. Researchers estimate that by 2030, 20 percent of the U.S. population will be senior citizens.

So what are some of the key trends in this age group?

Better economic position
Higher education 
Lasting marriages 
Longer life expectancy

In generations past, people felt that old age was a time to take it easy and slow down. But today that has changed and senior citizens know that staying active is one of the most important components of healthy aging.

One of the best ways to stay in good mental and physical shape as you age is to get out and enjoy yourself. Take advantage of the programs and services offered to senior citizens so you can make the most of life. To learn more about programs and services at Abernethy Laurels, call Alora at 828-465-8552!

Visit our website at www.abernethylaurels.org.