It is particularly important for women who are aging alone. Then, I left home for college and moved into a dorm, only to share another small room. In fact, research suggests that close to one-quarter of Americans 65 and older could end up with no family to care for them.This makes sense when you consider the fact that one-third of people between the ages of 45 to 63 are single.Long before the end of the game the Serbians were celebrating while the Australians looked like their world had just caved in.
Instead of dinner-and-a-movie, which seems as obsolete as a rotary phone, they rendezvous over phone texts, Facebook posts, instant messages and other “non-dates” subverting tried-and-true dating rituals.” “It’s one step below a date, and one step above a high-five.” “The new date is ‘hanging out.’” Denise Hewett, 24, an associate television producer in Manhattan, who is currently developing a show about this frustrating new romantic landscape, was told by a male friend: “I don’t like to take girls out.24% of centenarians) and find something amusing enough to laugh or giggle (87% of boomers vs. Some people have the perception that the oldest members of our society sit alone in a nursing home all day, but this years findings suggest that getting older doesnt necessarily mean becoming less socially active, said Dr.Rhonda Randall, chief medical officer of United Healthcare Medicare & Retirement, the nations largest business dedicated to the health and well-being needs of seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries.While genetics and maintaining a healthy body are important factors in living well into the 100s, this years survey participants have shown that staying socially engaged is just as important to healthy aging.So what can boomers look forward to as they progress toward their 100th birthday?