10 Surprising Facts About Senior Living

Fact #1: “80 is the new 65.”

Innovations in health care and a focus on prevention combined with exercise mean that seniors today can live longer, healthier lives. In the last 12 months, the average age of seniors A Place for Mom referred to senior living communities was 82. In the next two decades, the number of people over 65 will increase by 42% and the number of people over 85 will increase by 111%.[01]

In addition, the gender gap in life expectancy has narrowed since the 1990s, when there were only 67 men per 100 women in the over-65 population group. But by 2060, it’s predicted that there will be 86 men per 100 women in the over-65 age category.[02][…]

Click here to read to the full piece. This story was originally published by MediaFeed on March 26, 2024.